Welcome to Episode 920; Rethinking and Re-shaping Wine Education over the next 20 years with Jimmy Smith DipWSET and Mary Gorman-McAdams MW
Welcome to Wine2Wine Business Forum 2021 Series. The sessions are recorded and uploaded on Italian Wine Podcast. wine2wine is an international wine business forum, held annually in Verona Italy since 2014. The event is a key reference point for wine producers and a diverse variety of wine professionals eager to develop and grow their wine business worldwide.
About today’s session:
Without a magic crystal ball this session will explore and discuss how key factors such as changes within the wine industry itself, technological breakthroughs, socio-economic, political & cultural shifts as as well as the ongoing interplay of globalization vs. localization, might just tweak, expand or completely re-invent the concepts of wine education for the future.
About the Speakers
Jimmy Smith DipWSET
It’s the all-important infectious enthusiasm and passion for the world of wine that enables Jimmy Smith to communicate to his audience in a relaxed, welcoming and fun way. Jimmy Smith has educated over 6000 students through the WSET Level 1, 2 and 3 Award certification programs and is recognised as one of the leading educators in the United Kingdom of the Wine Scholar Guild programs.
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Mary Gorman-McAdams MW
Mary Gorman-McAdams is a Master of Wine, wine judge, educator, conference speaker, and business strategist. Since May 2019 she is the Director at International Wine Center, NYC, the First WSET School in the Americas. Previously, she was the North American Market Adviser for the Bordeaux Wine Council, where she led its marketing + educational programs focused on growing the market for Bordeaux wines. Prior to entering the wine industry Mary had 15 years international business and management spanning multinational corporations, semi-state bodies and start-ups.
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