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Comparing wines and spirits with Ed Wicks DipWSET

October 24, 2022 @ 12:00 - 13:00

Ever wondered how tasting spirits is different to tasting wines? Join educator Ed Wicks DipWSET to explore the similarities and differences, and find out why drinks professionals can benefit from education about both.

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Tasting wines and spirits involves a similar process – analysing the appearance, nose and palate, then deciding on the quality level. Many people are familiar with the process for wine, but are less so for spirits.

This comparative tasting will include both wines and spirits, so attendees can get an idea of how to taste spirits, and how to communicate the quality level of spirits to customers or friends.

Who is this session for?

  • Those who have some experience with wine, but haven’t had the chance to explore spirits education
  • Those who work in the drinks industry who need to understand the different categories for their job
  • Anyone who wants to expand their tasting ability

This session has been arranged as a follow up to WSET’s Virtual Open House, a free event being run by the WSET global team on 19-20 October. If you haven’t already, make sure you register for “Spirits qualifications: where to begin” at 9am BST on Thursday 20 October! For sessions being run by the team at WSET School London, please check our tastings and events page. We have a selection of events for prospective students taking place throughout Monday 24 October 2022, both online and at our London HQ, including:

About the presenter, Ed Wicks DipWSET

Ed has been working in the drinks business in some form since he turned 18 years old. A long stint as a cocktail bartender laid the foundation for his love of spirits. It was during this time he decided to study the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits qualification, which also ignited his passion for wine. Within a few busy years, he had completed both the Level 3 and Diploma. Read our Q&A with Ed.

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October 24, 2022
12:00 - 13:00
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WSET School London
39-45 Bermondsey Street
London, SE1 3XF

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WSET School London
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Rachel Swatman
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