Texas Tech University

Texas Wine Marketing Research Institute

Texas Tech University to offer
Level 1 & 2 Award in Wine & Spirits

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®)

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) was founded in 1969 to provide high-quality wine education classes in wines and spirits for those already in or intending to join the trade, and enthusiastic consumers throughout the world.

The wine and spirit qualification courses cover product knowledge and tasting skills, making them suitable for all those who need such knowledge for their job as well as for those who have a general interest. Students learn how wine is made, the main types and styles of wine as well as the factors that influence wine style and quality, common wine grapes and their characteristics, how to store and serve wine, the principals of food and wine pairing, labeling terminology, and how to describe wine using a systematic approach to tasting.

The WSET® has over 45 years' experience in the design and delivery of wine education classes and qualifications in wines and spirits. In that time, it has grown to become the largest global provider of wine education classes, with over 72,000 examination candidates per annum, in 73 countries and 17 different languages. WSET® is a UK-based educational charity that works closely with the drinks industry, educational partners worldwide and the relevant regulatory authorities, always striving to provide best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the students that take their courses. They continually work in close liaison with all sectors of the drinks and hospitality industry to ensure that the standards laid out in each syllabus provide a service that not only meets but also exceeds the needs and expectations of our customers.