The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has announced a partnership with the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS).
In a reciprocal agreement, DISCUS becomes a WSET Silver Patron, and WSET becomes a DISCUS Partner Member. As a Silver Corporate Patron, DISCUS joins a growing list of organizations in the trade who have partnered with WSET in recognition of its role in the global wine and spirits industry.
Through the partner membership program, DISCUS will provide WSET with opportunities to connect with spirits industry leaders to exchange thoughts, resources and expertise, and provide support regarding issues that impact the industry at large.
“We want to thank WSET for joining us as a partner member,” says Chris R. Swonger, DISCUS president and CEO. “Their participation and support make the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States stronger and more effective in advancing policies that benefit the spirits industry, its employees and its consumers.”
DISCUS intends to run a WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits course for all DISCUS members prior to the organization’s inaugural conference, taking place Feb. 17-19, 2020, in Louisville, KY.
“We’re honored to welcome such an influential body as DISCUS to our international Corporate Patrons network,” says Ian Harris, WSET chief executive. “As one of our largest and fastest growing business areas, the US is of vital strategic importance to WSET. We look forward to working with DISCUS and supporting each other in achieving our business goals.”