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Spotlight on: Career Changes and Developments

  • WSET Bermondsey Street London, England, SE1 United Kingdom (map)

Join us for and evening of short presentations by three women who are pushing the boundaries in business, education and research in the wine industry. 

This is an opportunity to hear about real projects and up to date research from leading professionals. The natural formation of a more educational theme meant that WSET was a perfect venue for such an informative and social evening

Anne McHale MW
Anne ( has worked in the wine industry since 2003. She became a Master of Wine in 2013, and earlier this year left her long-standing role at Berry Bros. & Rudd to establish herself as a freelance wine consultant and educator. Her work is varied and includes consultancy services to the on-trade, organising and presenting corporate wine events, teaching MW and WSET sessions and private tuition of students studying for those exams.

Wine Training: Launching Veraison and bruising the wine ego

Clara Rubin DipWSET
Clara has been an instrumental figure in the conception and development of Veraison, Berkmann Wine Cellar’s newly launched Training programme. Prior to joining Berkmann Wine Cellars as National Training Manager, Clara honed her service skills at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and Home House private members club, where she worked as a sommelier. Outside of work, Clara has also hosted talks on English Wine at the House of Lords in conjunction with the English Wine Producers association. She judges for the London Sake challenge, having qualified as a Sake sommelier with the SSA, and also regularly sits as a judge for the International Wine and Spirits Challenge.

Victoria Burt MW
Vicky is Product Development Manager for Wine Qualifications at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, leading the team that reviews and refreshes WSET’s study materials. She graduated as a Master of Wine last year, after completing her research paper on glassware for champagne. Vicky also judges at various international wine competitions, teaches at WSET’s London School and enjoys the odd glass (or bottle) of champagne…