Interested in wine but don't know where to start? Let my WSET courses & tastings empower you to sip, serve, pair and simply enjoy wine with confidence!

It was my enthusiasm for wine and food that led to a career of over 18 years in the hospitality industry, during which I completed my wine qualifications with the globally accredited Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). I qualified as a WSET Certified Wine Educator in 2018 and founded Unicorn & The Vine to teach both private and public WSET wine courses as well as host wine tasting events.


Having worked in hotel management, operations management and corporate events, my experience covers training and inspiring teams, creating on trend wine lists, working with head chefs on wine and food pairings and running private wine tastings and dinners.

My WSET wine courses are for those who want to learn about wine for pleasure or make a career in the hospitality industry. In addition to my public courses, private WSET wine courses for hospitality groups or enthusiasts can be arranged.


Wine is so much more than what's in the glass; it's about people, cultures, nature, travel... I wholeheartedly believe wine should be accessible and fun and I love to share my passion, empowering others to sip, serve, pair and simply enjoy wine with confidence!

Luisa Salussolia

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"Luisa hosted a fantastic wine and food pairing session online for our network. Members are all over the world and therefore organising such a tasting was not an easy task. Participants were well instructed how to prepare and what to expect. Luisa hosted the session with deep knowledge and great enthusiasm for her task. All participants loved the experience, had fun while learning about wine and I can wholeheartedly recommend Luisa."


                                                               ~ Dr. Dominique Otten-Pappas, The Otten Group



The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) are accredited wine qualifications that are globally recognised as the international standard in wine knowledge. They are designed for anyone who wants to learn about wine in a fun, concentrated, structured way or those considering a career in the wine industry. Unicorn & The Vine is an Approved Programme Provider of these WSET qualifications.

"Luisa's WSET courses are an outstanding journey into the world of wine!

Highly informative and enjoyable thanks to Luisa's expertise joined with an inclusive and energetic teaching style" Joseph Mardones, Student

In addition to my public courses, private WSET Wine Courses for hospitality groups or enthusiasts can be arranged.


For those new to wine, this qualification provides
a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll
explore the main types and styles through sight,
smell and taste, whilst gaining the basic skills to
describe wines accurately and make food and wine
pairings. Upon successful completion you will receive
the internationally recognised WSET certificate.


This course is a beginner to intermediate level
covering the classic grape varieties, the regions in
which they are grown and the styles of wine they
produce, supported by tasting 40 wine samples from around the world.  You'll learn how to use the WSET systematic approach to tasting to assess and describe wines with confidence.


Whether it's to connect friends, family, colleagues, clients or to celebrate a special occasion, wine tastings are a guaranteed hit! Enjoy fun, interactive and educational wine tastings hosted by Luisa.

I have worked with a myriad of companies to include the British Army, Sweaty Betty and My tastings have catered for events as small as 10 people up to 50+. 

Packages start from £35pp and include 4 glasses of high quality wine and 1-1.5 hours live, interactive, fun wine tasting. (Minimum booking numbers 10 people for this package price). Add an extra wine for £5pp.

Artisan cheese box compromising of 4 generous portions of delicious farmhouse cheeses and crackers (perfectly paired to match the wine), can be included for £13pp

Let me bring to life exciting themes such as 'La Dolce Vita' a journey through Italia, 'La Vie est Belle' a discovery of France, a 'Road Trip Across Europe', 'Old World Vs New World',  'Organic and biodynamic wines' and more...

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