About

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Gillian Tinney, DipWSET & Certified Wine Educator

Gillian is a holder of the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits and Managing Director of the Wine School of Excellence.  “We’ve made it our mission to consistently challenge the ordinary.  We have a passion for quality and a pride in achieving impressive results.  We totally believe in what we do” says Gillian, whose personal brand of enthusiasm is highly infectious.  Using her wealth of experience in modern training techniques, Gillian has an impressive track record at senior level with multi national organisations both here in the UK and abroad as well as being the creator of ALL our wine games, online quizzes and training reinforcement tools.

We genuinely go that extra mile to ensure our courses, tours and events are really well prepared to even the smallest minutiae.  We leave nothing to chance and genuinely want our students and guests to truly enjoy their experience with us.

Gillian Tinney

Click here to view all our wine and spirit courses

Wine School of Excellence (WSE) is a friendly and lively independent wine education company. At the heart of the business is passion. A passion for wines and spirits, learning and development, accessible best-in-class education (we even named our company to set that standard from the get-go!), qualifications that inspire and empower, and a straightforward desire to demystify and simplify what can seem puzzling and enigmatic subjects.

Using a different approach to most companies involved in the trade by incorporating more creative and innovative training styles and methodologies, we have delivered large corporate training programmes to many multi-national organisations both in the UK and abroad.  As an Approved Programme Provider with the Wine and Spirit Educational Trust (WSET), the industry leading and internationally recognised educational body,  we run courses from novice to professional for the on and off trade as well as wine and/or spirit enthusiasts! 

In the specialist field of wines and spirits, having WSET Awards professionals on your team is a credible way to distinguish your business from the competition.   Gillian Tinney

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Click here to learn more about the funding available on WSET Award wine and spirit courses

WSE tutors, all WSET Certified Educators and graduates of the coveted WSET Level 4 Diploma, are professional and experienced corporate trainers who apply their knowledge and skill in modern training techniques.  Using multiple learning methods and mediums in our courses and events, they successfully help our students/guests to easily understand, absorb, embed and retain information.

Each year WSET celebrates the achievements of exceptional students from across the globe with a number of prizes and awards presented at an awards ceremony in London. Annually 1000s sit WSET examinations so, we are delighted and proud that numerous of our students have triumphed and received recognition and awards/prizes for their outstanding marks.

Numerous of our students have received awards/prizes at WSET’s annual awards ceremonies in London

Our courses, events, blogspots and social media posts’ main focus and objectives perpetually centre around our ‘wine made easy’ for everyone ethos.


Some of the companies we have worked with: –

Some of the customers we've worked with


Interested in developing your own or perhaps your staff’s wine and/or spirits and/or service knowledge and skills? It’s really easy. Just complete the form below or give us a call or book directly online. We would really love to hear from you!

t:  01904 778830

e:  hello@wineschoolofexcellence.co.uk

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