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Closed 19/05/2023

raised of £10,000 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,827 to offer WSET bursaries in memory of Steven Spurrier, to make drinks education more accessible to individuals facing challenges and hardships.

    Funded on Friday, 19th May 2023

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    Steven Spurrier was an internationally revered wine expert who worked in the wine trade for over 50 years. He will always be remembered for founding the Académie du Vin, the celebrated Judgement of Paris and in recent years, the Académie du Vin Library and, together with his wife Bella, the Bride Valley Vineyard in Dorset, England. He sadly passed away in March 2021 and, at his memorial on 19th January 2023, it was requested that donations to mark his memory should be made to WSET. Steven was a passionate supporter of WSET (the Wine & Spirit Education Trust) and was WSET Honorary President from 2017 to 2020. Donations will help fund bursaries to make WSET education available to individuals and communities facing challenges and hardships, helping to foster diversity and inclusion in the drinks industry. We are aiming to raise £10000 which will fund at least 50 students to take a WSET Level 1 Award in Wines qualification.



    • WSET (the Wine & Spirit Education Trust)4 months ago
      WSET (the Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

      WSET (the Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

      4 months ago

      Thank you all for your contributions to this memorial fund which is now closed. The money raised will be used to enable 12 students to take their Level 1 Award in Wines course through the WSET UK Bursary fund which which administered by The Drinks Trust.

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    • Richard Mayson

      Richard Mayson

      Feb 1, 2023


    • Susie & Peter

      Susie & Peter

      Jan 29, 2023

      Here's to supporting a new wave of wine talent! A great tribute to Steven's life and work. We miss him.


    • Rosemary George

      Rosemary George

      Jan 29, 2023

      You were an inspiration to us all.


    • Mark Williamson

      Mark Williamson

      Jan 27, 2023


    • Nina and Romané Basset

      Nina and Romané Basset

      Jan 25, 2023

      Delighted that a lasting legacy to such a special man will be created with these WSET bursaries. Brilliant!


    • Christian Spurrier

      Christian Spurrier

      Jan 25, 2023

      Thank you to everyone for donating - it is hugely appreciated


    • Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

      Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

      Jan 25, 2023

      In honor of the late, great Steven Spurrier who did so much for the world of wine.


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    WSET (the Wine & Spirit Education Trust) is the world’s leading provider of wine, spirits and sake qualifications. WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine, spirits and sake knowledge.

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