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WSET kick off wine education week with World Record for the biggest ever sommelier lesson.

The WSET kicked of wine education week with Guinness World Record for the biggest ever sommelier lesson with 330 participating. The event broke the previous record of 309.

The event looks like it was held just in the nick of time as research by the WSET claims that, of 1500 British adults canvassed, 28% insisted ‘terroir’ was a breed of dog, while Sauternes is either a planet in our solar system (7%), a continental beach resort (20%) or a type of orange (29%).

The news is not all bad. The WSET reported that student numbers hit another record of 108,557 in the 2018/19 academic year, with their new Spirits courses growing the fastest, with a 33% increase in students.