Excellence In Wine, Spirits And Sake Education Since 1977

 To register for WSET Levels 1 to 3 qualifications and Wine Scholar Guild study and certification programs, please contact Anne Theunissen by EMAIL at atheunissen@iweg.org

For WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines please contact Krystenne MacMullin by EMAIL at krystenne@iweg.org

Statement Regarding Fall Semester 2020 Delivery Modes (September to December 2020)
September 4, 2020

The health and safety of our students, instructors, partners and staff continues to be our top priority.

We are committed to reopening our classrooms, safeguarding everyone’s health and protection. 
Following public health’s guidance to work remotely “as much as possible” we have implemented the following course delivery modes for the Fall 2020 semester:

1. Mix of remote and in-person delivery mode: 

  • This delivery mode option comprises a mix of interactive theory classes, delivered remotely via the video conferencing platform Zoom, as well as a number of limited, in-person experiential tasting workshops, which will be delivered safely at the school. 

2. WSET online courses: 

WSET Online Courses have proven to be extremely popular with IWEG students in recent months and will continue to be offered in the Fall 2020 semester. IWEG offers online WSET courses through WSET’s Online Classroom, which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated WSET educator. 

The online WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines will also commence in October 2020. 

The IWEG team will oversee the safe reopening of the school within the guidelines established by the Government of Ontario and Toronto Public Health. We expect everyone to adhere to all guidelines established for any planned visit to the school in Fall 2020. 

Please read our Reopening IWEG Safely Plan. As part of this plan, we will continue to work remotely wherever possible. If you wish to contact us, please do so by email. 

Why Study at IWEG?

IWEG Drinks Academy is the original and only Canadian school to offer all programs and qualifications of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) - including the flagship WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine program - leading to internationally recognized certification in Wine, Spirits and Sake. 

WSET programs, widely considered the gold standard in wine education, are now offered in more than seventy countries across the globe. IWEG is the recipient of the prestigious WSET Lifetime Achievement Award for spearheading establishment of the WSET programme in Canada and for excellence in wine and spirit education since 1977.

IWEG also offers Wine Scholar Guild's French Wine Scholar (FWS), Italian Wine Scholar (IWS)  and Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) courses, as well as Wines of Chile and Wines of Portugal Academy certification. Our unique Ontario’s Brave New Wines course, developed in conjunction with Ontario Craft Wineries, leads to Ontario Wine Specialist certification.

Our scheduling is diverse and flexible, offering in-class or online study; day or evening classes; and condensed or less intensive formats as well as custom corporate programming.

With over forty years of operation, IWEG is passionate about helping our students achieve their personal or professional goals. Our instructors are first and foremost professionally trained educators, as well as subject-area experts, dedicated to student engagement and success. Many of our WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine and Spirits graduates have progressed to assume leadership roles in the Drinks and Hospitality industries in Canada.

We have higher than global average pass rates for WSET courses, and offer a unique student experience, including, proprietary study aids, the availability of study scholarships and field trips made possible by our Sponsors and trade partners, and a host of monthly networking events and sought after master-classes at the school.

We welcome the opportunity to help you find the right course for your needs. Explore our website or contact us to discuss opportunities that meet your needs and goals. 

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IWEG is a Canadian Registered Charity with Business Number 10808 4682 RR0001. Courses offered are HST exempt and tuition tax receipts are issued annually.


Institute of Master of Wine at IWEG

Date:  April 16, 2018

Time:  5:00-6:30pm

Master of Wine is the most prestigious title in the world of wine, in one of the world's most important wine communities.  This in-depth session about the MW study programme will provide information on entrance requirements, programme structure, and fees, as well as an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the programme from Masters of Wine Eugene Mlynczyk MW and Igor Ryjenkov MW, and Penny Richards, the Institute's Executive Director.

For more information, go to:

mastersofwine.org