WSET’s annual Awards & Graduation ceremony celebrates the outstanding achievements of its candidates and graduates for the previous Academic Year.

Watch video of 2019 graduation ceremony

Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Award is an annual accolade that recognises a WSET Diploma graduate who is notably contributing to the industry.

About WSET

WSET provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts. We currently offer nine qualifications covering wines, spirits and sake.

WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.

In the last academic year more than 108,000 candidates sat a WSET exam in over 70 countries.

About the Ceremony

The WSET Awards & Graduation ceremony is an annual event held at London’s Guildhall.

Now in its 14th year, the event recognises the achievements of outstanding WSET candidates from across the world, at Levels 2 and above, for the past academic year. Scholarships and Prizes are made possible by the generous support of our sponsors who represent many of the industry’s leading companies. The graduating Diploma class is also recognised at the graduate procession.

Attendance is by invitation only.