April 22, 1950: On this day, Jancis Robinson was born in the United Kingdom. She best known as a wine reviewer, journalist, and writer. In addition to her blog, she is a regular writer for the Financial Times’ wine column. She is a leading wine authority, an advisor to Queen Elizabeth II’s wine cellar, and the editor of The Oxford Companion to Wine. Her contributions to the industry led her to receive a Master of Wine qualification – the first one ever given to someone working outside of the wine industry. For more on Jancis Robinson, see our other posts.

April 22, 1969: On this day, The Wine & Spirit Education Trust was established. The Trust provides professionals and enthusiasts with internationally recognized education and qualifications in wines, spirits, and sake. WSET’s education is provided by accredited classroom and online providers all over the world, and all of its exams are held in person. 

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