The WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) Diploma is one of the biggest accolades in the drink’s industry.
Only a small number of hardy tasters take on the 600 hours of independent study needed to pass it, and the course can take years to negotiate with modules on everything from sustainability to Port tasting, vineyard management to marketing up and coming regions. Not to mention the mammoth task of intense, lengthy blind tastings.
Majestic support a number of staff to embark on their studies every year, and so we’re delighted to announce our latest list of graduates from the 2020 crop joining only 10,000 diploma holders worldwide. They are –
Nicola Hill – WM Sale Store
Emily Rowe – WM Beverley Store
Tom Boddy – Retail Operations
Samantha Ormond – SA Lymington Store
Sam Adcock – AM Colchester Store
Adrienn Zold – AM Inverness Store
Nadia Williamson – Buying
At last month’s graduation ceremony in London’s Guildhall, the successful candidates were joined by wine industry alumni including Jancis Robinson MW, Steven Spurrier MW and Ian Harris MBE to celebrate their fantastic achievement.
Following the ceremony, Simon Kehoe (Majestic’s Product Training Manager) said –
“Passing the WSET Diploma is an incredible achievement. Not only that, many of our staff passed with fantastic marks and even special recognition- such as Emily winning the Wines of Portugal Prize, Tom the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino Prize and Nicola winning the Wines of Spain prize!
Product training is vital to Majestic’s success and we’re delighted with these results. Being able to chat to real experts in our stores is a cornerstone of our business. Having Diploma holding staff is a truly special asset. I hope everyone who graduated can now sit back and enjoy a glass of something special – for pleasure, and not as practise!”