The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the largest global provider of wine and spirits qualifications for professionals and consumer enthusiasts, has announced a three-year deal with The Wine Show to be the show’s official wine education partner.
As part of the partnership, The Wine Show will host a WSET Education Hub on its website and will produce a series of videos with WSET to help make the world of wine more accessible to consumer enthusiasts across the globe. WSET also plans to launch fun, informal taster wine courses for consumers on the site.
The Wine Show, the most globally syndicated TV show focused on wine, is launching its third series early in 2020. Series one and two, first aired in the UK in 2016 and 2018, are now distributed in over 106 countries. Series one is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime Video UK.
Announcing the partnership this week WSET Chief Executive, Ian Harris said: “The Wine Show is a natural fit for WSET. We share the same mission to increase knowledge about the wonderful world of wine, inspiring and empowering enthusiasts as well as professionals globally. With course providers in more than 70 countries, we also share the same global audiences. In our 50th year, this partnership will take the WSET brand to an even wider audience encouraging consumers all over the world to further their knowledge of wine.”
Melanie Jappy, Producer and CEO of The Wine Show, added, “There’s nothing more gratifying as a programme maker than to hear that people who’ve watched your show have been inspired to learn more about the subject. Since we’ve been making The Wine Show so many people have told us they’ve done this by signing up for a course with WSET. I could not be happier that we are now officially in partnership with this wonderful global organisation who have done so much to bring the subject to life for amateurs and professionals alike.”
Joe Fattorini, Wine Expert and Presenter on The Wine Show, said: “25 years ago WSET opened the doors to the world of wine for me. And every year it opens the doors to tens of thousands of new wine lovers and enthusiasts. So many Wine Show viewers ask where they can learn more about wine after watching the show. And we’ve always said, go to WSET. So it’s fantastic to now be able to work together in partnership and share a love of wine.”
To find out more click here to see our video about the partnership.
About the Wine & Spirit Education Trust
Set up in 1969 and celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019, 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.
WSET is recognised as an awarding organisation by Ofqual, the English regulator of qualifications and examinations. All WSET qualifications have a strong reputation worldwide as the industry standard for knowledge.
In the last academic year (2018/19) over 100,000 candidates sat for a WSET qualification and, since 1969, WSET has awarded nearly one million individuals a WSET qualification.
For more information about WSET, please visit www.WSETglobal.com.
About The Wine Show
The Wine Show aims to inform and educate wine lovers of all backgrounds through beautiful films.
The Wine Show has a loyal following both on-air as well as across social media.
The Wine Show mixes amateurs and professionals in the form of actors Matthew Rhys (The Post, the Americans, Brothers & Sisters, Welcome to the Neighbourhood), Matthew Goode (Discovery of Witches, Official Secrets, The Crown), James Purefoy (Discover of Witches, Rome, Hap & Leonard, The Following). The latest addition to the cast is Dominic West (The Wire, The Affair, Appropriate Adult).
The Wine Show has visited and filmed in 21 countries including Canada, USA, Argentina, Japan, China, Australia, Moldova and Georgia.
The Wine Show has two wine experts in the form of Joe Fattorini and Amelia Singer. And also, occasional ‘beer’ expert in the form of Wild Card Brewery Head Brewer, Jaega Wise.
Much more information on The Wine Show and its other partners can be found at www.thewineshow.com.