APP Development Programs

Are you a hotel or restaurant group, a distributor, or a university or vacational school with hospitality programs with a steady stream of students, employees or managers needing training from WSET, the global leader in wine, spirits and beer (2024!) training? Do you have multiple locations around the country or around the world or are you located where there is no convenient WSET Approved Program Provider? We can help get you certified to become your own WSET APP and start training your own staff in an efficent and affordable manner right away no matter where you are in the world.

We have worked with leading universities, community colleges, producers/distributors and private companies of all sizes in establishing their internal training, certifications for their students and staff as well as helping them become their own Approved Program Provider. Not only do we offer all WSET certifications but can also integrate other curriculum and your own training programs into a powerful platform that is all yours!

We provide a suite of tools, technology and facilitators for you to choose from in making this work smoothly and efficiently:

  • Secure ecommerce for class sales with integrated merchant account
  • Custom student/staff management tools with automated email support and reminders, shipping APIs to faciliate material and certificate delivery and more.
  • Revenue sharing models to allow the process to pay for itself
  • Powerful Learning Management Platform with WSET classes, your own classes professionally managed and securely hosted.

We have so many ways to make this work for you, just reach out and we'll build a plan just for you. 


More of the Team

Erin Jolley

WSET Nominated Educator
Erin Jolley

Erin Jolley has more than 15 years of experience working in the global wine industry at the producer, importer and distributor levels.  She is a Master of Wine candidate....(more)

 

Ed Martin

Lead Instructor
Ed Martin

Ed Martin, a Denver native, came to the world of wine attracted because of its historical geography and cultural relevance.  He has been in the wine business for the....(more)

 
Floris Delee

WEI humbly welcomes Floris Delée as our Nominated Educator for the WSET Awards in Beer. One of the first graduates selected for this program, Floris is an unmatched titan....(more)

 

Judy Donahoe

Corporate Training & Instructor
Judy Donahoe

Judy Donahoe (Corporate Training Director) has worked in retail and hospitality and for wine and spirits wholesalers for most of her professional life. Today she combines all of....(more)

 

Trevor Hertrich

APP Development
Western States Director
Trevor Hertrich

Trevor Hertrich has been active in the wine world in many facets for longer than he'd care to mention!  Trevor has run retail and restaurant wine programs, directed....(more)

 
Russell King

Russ King worked at Microsoft for over 26 years before cofounding Hannyatou sake bar in Seattle. His passion for Japanese sake was born in his pursuit to learn Japanese. To learn....(more)

 

Christine Manning

Wine/Spirits Educator Lead Lecture Presenter/Sommelier
Christine Manning

Christine left the high-pace of the corporate world to turn her savory appreciation of wine into a career. She worked in the food and beverage industry selling brands from small,....(more)

 

Ashley Hausman Vaughters

Consultant & Instructor
Ashley Hausman Vaughters

Owner of Mistral Wine Co., LLC., Ashley Hausman Vaughters CS, CWS, started her wine career in New York City, where she attained her Masters in American and English Literature....(more)

 

Roger Lamontagne

Instructor & Colorado Springs Lead
Roger Lamontagne

Roger Lamontagne brings over 20 years of experience as a business leader and customer care advocate to the wine world, where he has pursued his own wine journey with enthusiasm....(more)

 

Jessica Fialkovich

Advisory Board
Jessica Fialkovich

The Wine Education Institute was founded by Jessica Fialkovich. Jessica remains on the Board of Directors and is a highly regarded wine consultant, preferred speaker and....(more)

 

Daniel Schlachet

Curriculum Development & Instructor
Daniel Schlachet

Daniel comes from a culinary background with over ten years experience working in kitchens. His passion for all things food and drink led him to pursue his studies in the world....(more)

 

Barney Treadway

President
Barney Treadway

Barney Treadway has created and managed restaurants and other small businesses for the past twenty years. A perennial bootstrapper, he's done everything from layout and....(more)