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The company "Wine & Spirit Education Trust" was founded in 1969 with its headquarters in London under the motto "Gustibus mens dat incrementum" (knowledge strengthens the senses). In a multi-stage program, training as a specialist in the field of "wine and spirits" is offered. The target audience are connoisseurs, practitioners and professionals from production, trade and gastronomy. WSET also offers professional certification in the US in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington. There are now around 17,000 graduates in around 40 countries worldwide each year.

The training programs impart profound knowledge of wines and spirits, as well as special tasting techniques for the professional with work-related as well as for participants with private interest. WSET works with training program providers from all over the world, for example with the university of applied sciences Geisenheim, the Wine Academy Austria and also Masters of Wine, The courses, which are available in seven languages and include appropriate qualifications, comprise five levels of specialist knowledge and practice from beginners to experts. The WSET diploma certificate is awarded after a positive examination and enjoys the highest international reputation:

* WSET Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Wines

* WSET Level 2 Intermediate Certificate in Wines & Spirits

* WSET Level 2 Professional Certificate in Spirits

* WSET Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Wines & Spirits

* WSET Level 4 Diploma Certificate in Wines & Spirits

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