The Kia Oval, , London, SE11 5SS
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is launching the first ever global Wine Education Week from 9-15 September 2019, aiming to engage with the trade and the growing population of wine consumers.
WSET is aiming for a continuous 24-hour global food and wine tasting session to celebrate the launch.
In the UK, the kick-off event will involve an attempt to break the Guinness World Records title for the largest-ever recorded sommelierie lesson, which currently stands at 271 people. The food and wine pairing masterclass is set to take place at The Kia Oval, London SE1. Hosts Olly Smith and sommelier Virgilio Gennaro (wine director at Giorgio Locatelli Consultancy) will give attendees an insight into the art of pairing food and wine, guiding them through a tasting of four wines matched with complementary foods.
Following the launch, Wine Education Week will roll out with WSET course providers in 45 countries, hosting more than 450 educational events to encourage consumers to learn more about wine and to drink ‘better’. With introductory sessions ranging from ‘Finding the Perfect Match’ to ‘World Wine Monopoly’ to ‘Mastering Maturation’, the events will help consumers make wiser choices when choosing a bottle and enable the trade to benefit from the increased likelihood of upselling.
Full details about Wine Education Week and the events taking place can be found here.