The SipSoc Story
Association of Wine Educators
I am very honoured to have taken on the role of Chairman of the Association of Wine Educators. For me it's so important that talented Educators have an accreditation to show who's the best in the business so wine enthusiasts and other members of the trade can confidently see not only who knows their stuff but who is able to deliver clear and engaging tastings. Sadly, it’s very easy to manipulate a job title or experience an individual may have in wine with an impressive looking website/ social media. I’ve written a Blog on the issue should you want to gain more information on this and what wine roles we have in the trade. The AWE prides itself on frequent learning and one of it’s perks is a packed Continual Development Program.
Make sure you look out for the branding when booking tastings and events or go to the website to find an Educator in your area.
They also publish the 100 AWEsome Wines, now online here, with up to date wine recommendations from all members
WSET- Wine and Spirt Education Trust
I am also qualified to teach Level 1, 2, 3 in Wine and Spirits and regulary go back to the Wine School in London to do so.
Having just relocated the business I am working on setting up some courses in Dorset and the surrounding areas. I also have a long background in Wine Training in bars and resturants teaching both WSET and bespoke sessions.
If you'd be interested in either please do get in touch.
You can find many reviews on our Google business page too- all 5 star and glowing, thanks everyone ;) But here are some of the ones we have in our 'Vistors Book' we keep for new Sipologists and their thoughts on becoming part of the Club.
New to Dorset and already chatting to journalists
It's wine-tasting - but not as you know it
by Richard Thomas