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WSET 50th Anniversary Week: Professional Development Mixer at Balletto Vineyards

Save the date. On September 9th WSET alumni and anyone interested in learning more about WSET certification courses are invited to join Deborah Parker Wong, DWSET and host John Balletto for a professional mixer celebrating WSET’s 50th anniversary at Balletto Vineyards.

The walk-around tasting and informal information sessions with instructors Susan Lin, DWSET and Connie Poon, DWSET will run from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM and are free of charge. RSVPs are requested by September 5th to

Balletto Vineyards is located at 5700 Occidental Road in Santa Rosa, Calif. Founded by grower and vintner John Balletto who at age 17 began with a five-acre family vegetable farm and today grows 800 acres of world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Sonoma’s Russian River Valley. Winemaker Anthony Beckman has made Balletto Vineyards wine since 2007 will also be on hand to discuss single vineyard wines from the winery’s 16 estate vineyards.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the world’s largest wine educator with courses available in over 70 countries in more than 15 languages. WSET was founded as charitable trust in 1969 to serve the growing educational needs of the UK wine and spirits industry. Courses were first launch in the US in 1994 and today WSET certifications are delivered through a network of 800+ course providers worldwide. In the 2017/18 academic year almost 95,000 students studied with WSET. Read more at

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