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World wine authority awards Filipino educators

The Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), considered one of the world’s best educational programs that offer professional oenology training, recently awarded Level 2 Certification to the faculty members and professors of the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management (SHRIM) of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB).

The organization, founded in 1969, has recognized over 9,000 individuals worldwide who earned their Diploma in Wines and Spirits.

The intensive training focuses on the major wine-producing regions of the world, their known wine varieties, production processes and distinct sensory characteristics. 

Alongside lectures by distinguished sommeliers, who are experts and lovers of wine, a total of 51 bottles of reds, whites, rosés, and selected spirits were taste tested, alongside rigid exercises on description and evaluation.

(From left) De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management (SHRIM) Dean Angelo Lacson, SHRIM Faculty Jerwin Pineda, Aldrin Laygo, Loren Alcala, Kim Castillo, and Jade Lee, along with International Hospitality Management Program Chair Marie Castro, and Travel and Tourism Management Program Chair Victor Vibal.
This culminates in a written and blind-tasting examinations. All completed assessments are sent to London and individually checked and verified by wine experts. SHRIM faculty, namely, Loren Alcala, Kim Castillo, Aldrin Laygo, Chris Lee, and Novena Lopez, underwent training at the Wine Story Academy in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City prior to the assessment.

Successful participants were awarded the much-coveted internationally recognized certificate and lapel pin. They can also use with permission the logo “WSET Certified” in their letterheads and business cards. 

Topics: Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) , School of Hotel , Restaurant and Institution Management (SHRIM) , De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB)
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