Grand Prairie, Texas, Dec. 5, 2018 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has been named a nominee for The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Educator of the Year Award 2018. RNDC is the first U.S. alcohol beverage distribution company to be nominated.
The Educator of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contribution of an individual or company within the network of Approved Program Providers and individual WSET Certified Educators. The recipient will have demonstrated a significant contribution to the development of WSET, promoting WSET values and vision while achieving noteworthy success in their own region. The award is sponsored by Riedel.
RNDC has shown an extraordinary level of commitment to WSET education. Using WSET Educator Programs to develop talent internally, RNDC has grown its capability to support staff through WSET qualifications, and has increased candidate numbers for wine and spirits qualifications five-fold in just two years. With attention to quality assurance, RNDC also is launching a custom WSET Diploma course.
The winner will be announced at the WSET Awards and Graduation ceremony at the Guildhall in London on Jan. 21, 2019.
About Republic National Distributing Company
RNDC is the second largest distributor of premium wine and spirits in the United States with operations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. RNDC employs more than 9500 individuals nationwide. For more information about the company, please visit www.rndc-usa.com.
About the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
WSET is the largest global provider of qualifications in the field of wines, spirits and sake.
WSET offers qualifications across four levels, from one-day beginner courses through to an expert level diploma. Courses are available in more than 15 languages and over 70 countries and are open both to industry professionals and interested enthusiasts. Qualification levels 1 to 3 are recognised by the UK Government (Ofqual) and all WSET qualifications have a strong reputation worldwide as the industry standard for knowledge. In the last academic year (2017/18) 94,822 candidates sat for a WSET qualification, and since 1969, WSET has awarded more than half a million individuals a WSET qualification.