Riedel Educator of the Year 2013 Erica teaches WSET qualification courses Levels 1 to 3 for the WSET’s flagship School in London.
Her company, Enjoy Discovering Wine, runs WSET courses at venues across the south from Dorset to East Sussex, such as Bournemouth, Southampton, Winchester, and Brighton Universities. EDW also runs bespoke in-house WSET training for hospitality businesses.
Erica’s interest wine developed in 1995 when she moved to New Zealand, which led to her completing a one-year, full-time Polytechnic course in viticulture and vinification. The college has its own vineyards and winery, so the course followed a complete annual cycle of the vine, starting with pruning through to bottling and labelling the wine a year later. She also gained work experience at other vineyards and wineries in New Zealand.
Upon returning to the UK Erica started studying for her Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) qualifications gaining the Diploma in 2003. Following a backbreaking stint at the International Wine Challenge, for which she now judges; she then worked for five years as the WSET’s PR and Events Manager.
Erica is a member of the WSET Certified Educators scheme and runs wine appreciation tastings and courses for wine groups, corporate entertaining, staff training, and much more.
Erica is also an experienced presenter in the tasting theatres at the shows.
Corporate events, Club/Society tastings, Private tastings, WSET courses, Wine courses, Trade/Sommelier training, Public/trade wine shows, Food and wine matching
Food and Wine pairing; WSET Levels 1 to 3
WSET’s 2013 Riedel Educator of the Year
Enjoy Discovering Wine