WSET courses with Master of Wine Frank Smulders will be held at Gómez Cruzado in 2017

WEST courses levels 1, 2 and 3 will be held in February and June, coordinated by authorized WSET provider Vintage Class

10 of January of 2017

Haro, 10th January 2017.- The world’s most prestigious wine educational institute for professionals and enthusiasts, Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), will hold various courses - level 1 (beginner), level 2 (intermediate) and level 3 (advanced) - at the Gómez Cruzado winery in Haro's Barrio de la Estación in February and June 2017. Jeni Wilson, director of Vintage Class (Spain’s authorized provider of WSET courses), will coordinate and teach classes. The Dutch Master of Wine Frank Smulders will teach the advanced course in June.

Course will be offered in English and Spanish on the following dates: WSET 1 in English on February 17th; WSET 2 in Spanish on February 4th and 18th, and in English on February 5th and 19th; and WSET 3 in English on June 7th and 12th.

The courses deal with topics of viticulture and oenology, while also covering the world's foremost wine regions, grape varieties, the styles of wine that define different production areas, as well as other matters such as pairing and serving.

The advanced level instructor, Master of Wine Frank Smulder, boasts 30 years of experience in the international wine business and has represented wineries on the international market as well. Smulders also works as a consultant and is a WSET instructor for several different levels in various European countries. He has managed the five-star wine cellar Hotel Residenz Palais Coburg in Vienna, which received the honor of 'World’s Best Wine List' in 2014 from the magazine 'The World of Fine Wines'.

For more information on the Vintage Class courses, please visit their website and click on 'WSET en Haro La Rioja' or call their offices at +34 947 51 35 02. Enrollment via email by writing to: /

About Wine &Spirits Education Trust (WSET)

Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) has its headquarters in London and was founded in 1969 to provide wines and spirits education and qualifications of the utmost quality to professionals and enthusiasts. WSET qualifications are internationally recognized and its courses are open to those starting a career in the wine and spirits sectors, established professionals, and students as well. WSET also trains future Masters of Wine which is the sector’s highest qualification. Pedro Ballesteros is the only Spaniard to have earned this title. Since its founding over four decades ago, over half a million people have received WSET qualifications.



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