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The Wine & Spirits Education Trust or WSET, as it is better known, is one of the premier wine education bodies in the world. It was founded in London in 1969 and is now active in 73 countries worldwide. Certainly for those in the wine trade, it offers a recognized qualification and is arguably the most respected wine education school worldwide.

Now it has come to Israel, brought by WSET certified educator Gal Zohar. Courses are offered at Level 1, 2 or 3. The course is administered by The Israel Wine & Spirit Institute headed by Gal Zohar, the wine expert, and Ronen Arditi, the restaurateur. Gal Zohar is a graduate of the WSET Diploma program. He is an international sommelier, wine judge in international competitions, a sought after wine consultant by restaurants and hotels and co-author of the New Israel Wine Guide. He also is a contributor to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book. Ronen Arditi is an owner, educator and consultant for restaurants and manager of restpro.

The graduates of the WSET, who studied in the UK, may be found amongst the leading wine professionals in Israel. They include Eran Pick MW, winemaker & CEO of Tzora Vineyards; Aviram Katz, journalist & sommelier; David Montefiore, wine culture manager of Tabor Winery & wine manager of IBBLS; and the sommeliers Mor Bernstein and Shira Tsiddon.

This new set up is to be welcomed to freshen and update wine education in Israel and to bring it to international standards. It will be the number one place in Israel for wine education of wine professionals, wine waiters, sommeliers and restaurateurs.

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  1. Refael Zandberg says:

    We are interesting to get more information tegarding your wine courses
    Thank you
    Refael Zandberg

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