Events & Education

DISCUS Education & Training

As our industry continues to grow and evolve, education is an important part of understanding the past, celebrating the present and considering our opportunities for the future. DISCUS recognizes the importance of education and offers courses for both industry insiders and the larger public through free monthly webinars, DISCUS Academy programming, and our education partners.

DISCUS Academy is a provider of professional business education for the distilled spirits industry producer tier. Whether you are an industry expert or new to the spirits industry, if you’re looking to continue your professional development, DISCUS Academy has something for you!

DISCUS is pleased to be partnering with WSET as an approved program provider of the WSET Level 1 and Level 2 Award in Spirits courses.  WSET provides world class education and qualifications to inspire and empower spirits professionals. WSET courses are globally recognized as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge and designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals. The hands-on approach to spirits education will leave students with a thorough understanding of spirits categories, from grain to glass, including production, serving, cocktail fundamentals and the all-around sensory experience of enjoying spirits.

DISCUS members also have access to our past webinars and various resources through our member portal.  For more information about education programs and resources, please contact [email protected].


DISCUS is committed to providing the industry, and particularly its members, with unparalleled access to education, networking opportunities and advocacy efforts through its live events. DISCUS events spark the in-depth and thought-provoking conversations that will grow your business and drive the industry forward. For more information about DISCUS Events, please contact [email protected].

Call for Education & Events Content

To provide the distilled spirits industry with a variety of quality education, we are now accepting proposed topics for webinars and events. Interested speakers, or students who are looking for expertise, can submit content ideas below.