Through the Guild’s Charitable Trust we provide training for those on their way to the Master of Wine examination with practice at blind tasting and related tuition. This “Course for MW students” is recognised by the Institute of Masters of Wine under their mentoring scheme.
Courses are also run in London and several locations around the UK to introduce front of house staff in the hospitality industry to key features of wine appreciation and service. We aim to build their knowledge and confidence in tasting and explaining their own wine lists to their clientele. We are proud that these courses are eligible for Lord Forte Foundation bursary grants for young people aged 18-25.
Through our connection with the Academy of Food & Wine Service – www.afws.co.uk – we support the UK Sommelier of the Year competition (A limited number of places to watch the final of this competition are available to Guild members.) Complimentary membership is offered to the winners and runners up, with whom we seek to develop a lasting relationship.