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To protect the health and safety of our students, instructors, partners and staff, IWEG has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all in-person tasting workshops, examinations and classes.

Read our mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for more details.

Paul Miles

Paul Miles DipWSET has been the Executive Director of IWEG since 2014.  Paul grew up in wine having been born on the island of Madeira, where his family were involved in the production and commercialization of fortified wines with the Madeira Wine Company. 

Paul has always worked in the beverage industry. He held a variety of senior marketing and sales management positions of increasing responsibility for The Coca-Cola Company, in the Iberian Division, reaching Country Manager for Portugal and he was the Chief Executive Office and Board Director for an independent brewer and wine and spirits distributor, with operations in Portugal and Africa. 

While working as a management consultant, his passion for wines led him to pursue WSET education in his spare time and after successfully completing the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits in 2014, he finally took the plunge to join IWEG and pursue his passion and desire to help students achieve their professional and personal goals in the wine, spirits and sake industry.