Tasting and Theory Excellence for Diploma and MW Candidates

Jim Gore's Global Wine Academy offers small-group, highly focused tasting and theory education for motivated Diploma and MW candidates. Jim is delighted to be collaborating with two other outstanding wine educators, Erica Dent of Enjoy Discovering Wine and Christine Marsiglio MW to deliver highly successful in-person and online classes.


A four week course of online Masterclass sessions and self-study

  • Perfect your examination technique for the Diploma D3 tasting examinations.

  • Calibrate your palate to the WSET standard using 12 wines over four weeks 

  • Teach you how to formulate distinction-level conclusions for quality, ageability, variety, country, and region.



In collaboration with Erica Dent

  • Understand what the examiners are looking for

  • Perfect your exam technique

  • Improve your fact collection to give the best answers you possibly can 

  • Put your knowledge into clear context and build your confidence

Currently sold out. More dates will be added for courses ahead of the January examinations - email jim@globalwineacademy to go on the waiting list.



In collaboration with Christine Marsiglio MW

  • Improve your exam technique to build stronger arguments, and better answers

  • Learn techniques to help them complete the MW Practical Exam in fewer years

  • Connect with other MW students in an intensive learning environment

  • Be exposed to a comprehensive set of wines in an analytical setting

Following the successful launch of the first courses in early 2020, Christine and Jim are currently working to develop an online version that can be delivered and that students can book with confidence despite the uncertainty arising from COVID-19.



Sunday, 27th September 2020

We will use the WSET Standard Approach to Tasting to calibrate your palate for your studies and exams and explore how you can improve your tasting and analysis. We are very excited about this new offering which will open up the benefits of our approach to a larger group of students. 

We will ship 24, 100ml blind samples of a range of wines to you so that you can taste along with us online. These samples can be shipped to the UK, EU and EEA countries. 

The Calibration Tastings will take place live on Instagram on 27th September, with recordings available after that.

Participants will be able to put questions during those Tastings too and take part in other sessions around wine and wine study as part of an online Wine Fair. 

All the sessions will be recorded and available to anyone who is unable to join the live sessions or prefers to work from a recording. As well as allowing everyone who attended to review the sessions whenever they like. 

For a preview, head over to IGTV on the Global Wine Academy’s Instagram for a series of tastings of individual wines.

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