Welcome to IWEG Drinks Academy! Registration for courses and masterclasses now open for Spring 2017!

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NEW WSET Level 1 Award in SAKE

The IWEG Drinks Academy is the only provider in Ontario to offer all 4 levels of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and the Wine Scholar Guild's French Wine Scholar (FWS) and Italian Wine Scholar (IWS). IWEG also offers a broad spectrum of excellent wine, beer and spirits courses, and are proud to promote exclusive IWEG Specialty Courses.

IWEG is the original Approved Programme Provider educating Canadians since 1977 and while our history and longevity are a great indication of our success, it is only one of many. It is our commitment to delivering a high valued wine & spirits education and first class learning experience. It is our dedicated & passionate professional educators leading our array of courses; providing energized and dynamic classroom experiences. It is their knowledge and attentive preparation of material and activities that maximize our students' learning opportunities. It is our constant commitment to development of specialized & innovative study tools that strategically compliment our students' studies resulting in our high percentage of passing grades. 

We believe it is our obligation to foster a culture where success matters and where every member of our community strives to achieve excellence without compromise. We aspire to meet your expectations and be your choice of study. We welcome the opportunity to help you find the right place to start. Enjoy browsing through our website where you will find a wide range of learning opportunities to suit your needs. 

NEW to our service and curriculum; IWEG is now also providing in house custom corporate courses.
Please contact our office for further details.

IWEG is the recipient of the prestigious WSET Achievement Award for spearheading establishment of the WSET programme in Canada and for excellence in wine and spirit education since 1977.  In addition IWEG was short-listed for the WSET Educator of the Year Award 2012, designed to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to WSET courses and qualifications in the past year, and who have achieved superlative results in WSET programmes whilst demonstrating commitment and innovation in education. WSET programmes, widely considered the "Gold Standard" in wine education, are offered in more than 55 countries across the globe.

IWEG is a not-for-profit organization. Courses offered are HST exempt and tuition tax receipts are issued annually.

Independent Wine Education Guild (IWEG) proudly celebrates 40 years as Canada’s premier school for wine, spirits and sake education

Activities to mark the occa...

Best of the Rest: Germany beyond Riesling

February 16, 7pm

Tutored tasting beyond Riesling to discover the other great, and often overshadowed, grape varietals of Germany. Showcasing fine examples of Dornfelder, Pinot Noir, and others from quality producers, this is an opportunity not to be missed!  

Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power

March 2, 7pm

John Szabo will take you on a discovery tour of the world’s greatest volcanic wine regions & the unique wines produced within them. John will share his perspective & research into volcanic terroirs & why they yield some of the world’s most original wines. You’ll taste up to a dozen wines from Sonoma to Santorini, covering a large swath of volcanic earth.