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Join Anne McHale MW and Alun Griffiths MW at this illuminating masterclass, focused on specific Bordeaux Theory topics from the D3 module of the WSET Diploma


🍷  The focus will be firmly on the D3 Theory specification, past/potential exam topics and areas where you could benefit from more context and explanation of the content in the D3 book. For example…

🍷  …could you have confidently answered this question from October 2019 using only the D3 book content? The book only has 289 words of content on this topic:

Bordeaux has a unique commercial system, known as La Place de Bordeaux. Identify the parties involved and explain their roles in the distribution of the region’s wines.


🍷 Having the opportunity to learn from Alun about Bordeaux in more depth than the scope of the book permits will allow you to add colour and understanding to an exam answer, should a question on this core region appear

🍷  You will also find that his expertise will help to bring these topics alive for you more than the book, which will in turn help you to remember them more easily!

🍷  Many of the concepts covered will have application across other exam questions even if these particular topics don’t appear.


The masterclass will be moderated by Anne and will last between 1 hour and 90 minutes, including a Q&A session at the end where you can ask Alun your questions via Zoom chat.


🍷  Masterclasses will be recorded and a limited-time replay available afterwards for all registrants

🍷  Non-D3 and non-WSET Diploma students are very welcome to register, on the understanding that the focus will remain very much on D3

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D3 Guest Expert Series:

Alun Griffiths MW on Bordeaux

Thursday 16th March 6pm UK time

Alun has more than 40 years’ experience in the wine trade.

He spent his early years in retail, wholesale and on-premise businesses before being appointed Wine Buyer for Fortnum & Mason, and then for Harrods, before becoming Wine Director at Berry Bros and Rudd for ten years, covering the UK, Asia and Ireland.

His chief areas of expertise lie in purchasing (with extensive experience of the Bordeaux market), education and hospitality. In 2013, he became International Director of the Vats Group in China with a mission to help inspire the young generation of internationalized Chinese wine lovers with a passion for fine wine.

Alun retired from international business in April 2020 and now consults from his UK base.

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Anne was a role model when I studied for the WSET Diploma and she remains an inspiration today. One of the best coaches I’ve ever come across.

Susanne Seibel

Managing Director, Seibel Consulting Ltd

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