International Wine Center is an Approved Program Provider of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET®), which is headquartered in London.
Through affiliated schools such as IWC, WSET® instructs members of the wine and spirit trade as well as consumers internationally; its highest qualification, Diploma, is the traditional pre-requisite necessary for those who wish to become Master of Wine students. WSET courses are available in 73 countries and in 17 languages, and nearly 100,000 students per year sit its examinations.
International Wine Center was the first wine school in the U.S. to offer WSET programs, in 1994, and has been instrumental in building the growth of WSET ‘s programs across the U.S.
In 2007, WSET recognized IWC as its first international WSET Educator of the Year.