Maisons Marques et Domaines becomes 45th WSET corporate patron

Maisons Marques et Domaines has become the latest organisation to support the Wine & Spirit Education Trust as a bronze corporate patron.

MMD was established in 1986 by Champagne Louis Roederer to manage the sales, marketing and distribution of its champagnes in the UK. The company has since established itself as one of the leading fine wine importers in the UK, representing renowned new and old world producers.

MMD joins as the 45th partner in the WSET’s corporate patrons programme. The programme ensures that WSET receives funding to continue to develop its courses and qualifications, while helping businesses add value to their own business by maximising the benefits of training. 

Ian Harris, CEO of WSET, said: “With MMD’s support as a WSET corporate patron, both our organisations can benefit from a closer working relationship. The introduction to Domaines Schlumberger for the new Alsace Crus Terroirs Scholarship is a great first step, and a welcome new addition to our roster of awards that aim to celebrate and nurture talent in the industry. MMD joins a growing list of companies that value education across their business, and we very much appreciate their support.”

Richard Billett, managing director of MMD, added: “MMD is delighted to become a corporate patron of the WSET. As a business we recognise the increasingly important role of education and training for both the trade and consumer and are therefore very pleased to extend our involvement with the WSET and support the great work and value that it delivers as the leading global wine and spirit educator.”