The Wine & Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines and spirits for both professionals and enthusiasts.  We’re lucky enough to have highly knowledgeable educators such as Rebecca Mitchell within the region offering WSET wine education.  WSET Level 1 is a beginner’s introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings. No prior knowledge required! For more information click here.

WSET Level 2 is the beginner to intermediate qualification exploring wines and spirits for those working in the industry - or pure wine and spirit enthusiasts. For those seeking a core understanding of wines, this qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. For more information click here. For a list of venues and dates of courses click here.  For further information about the WSET visit


Rebecca Mitchell DipWSET

Rebecca Mitchell DipWSET is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, and a Wine Educator for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. ‘I have a passion for sharing my wine knowledge’ she says, ‘and the WSET courses offer a superb platform to learn about wine in a structured way.  These qualifications provide wine enthusiasts with a good understanding about major grape varieties and key wine regions of the world.’  Rebecca has been in the wine trade for over twenty years having formerly worked in global wine tourism; she is now a respected wine consultant for award-winning hospitality venues in the West of England and further afield. She is also a panel chair judge for the International Wine & Spirit Competition and a drinks columnist for Devon Life magazine.  ‘I’m delighted that South West Wine School have asked me to teach for them, offering the WSET courses for both wine lovers and professionals across the South West.’