Welcome to IWEG Drinks Academy!

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 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.

Signature Series begins September 29th Celebrating i4C - IWEG will launch the 2016-17 Signature Series season presenting the highlights and favourites of the internationally acclaimed i4C.

Wines of Spain Sherry tasting 2-4pm November 28th FREE

RSVP to admin@iweg.org 

Managing Director César Saldaña, of the Regulating Council governing DOs Jerez-Xérès-Sherry, Manzanilla-Sanlúcar de Barrameda, Vinagre de Jerez, and Brandy de Jerez will lead students through a tutored tasting of selected Sherries. One of the most prominent figures driving the recent modernization of the Sherry Triangle’s internal organization this will be a one of a kind opportunity to learn from an industry leader. 

SwirlTO - September 30th @ The Carlu. Designed to heighten the senses,  guests enjoy an all-inclusive night of wine tasting along with spirits and beer tasting for one ticket price. Premium wines, spirits and beers together with exciting entertainment and distinctive food pairings from Oliver & Bonacini make SwirlTO a must-attend event this fall.

Signature Series Sake - "What you need to know...." October 20th. The evening will introduce Sake basics, the unique terminology, key regions of Sake production and provide the exciting opportunity of tasting through several sakes highlighting differences in style and regional distinctions.  

Importing for Wine, Beer & Spirits For Pleasure & Profit, November 5th- With Charles Steven Trenholme, provides insights into the dynamics of importing wine, craft beers & spirits into Canada. Charles Steven brings to the seminar 35+ years of experience working in various capacities including managing national sales agency, brand management, sommelier and as educators.

Signature Series Bourgogne Terroir - November 17th - Supported by the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) this seminar will illuminate students on the premium wines of the mid - upper range Villages, often non-existent in our market. Bring your senses and expect to taste through the flight blind....the best way to experience a wine region and understand the terroir and winery influences without expectation or influence.

Signature Series -The Excellence of New World Sparkling -  December 8th -Just in time for the holidays IWEG will showcase a line up of exclusively New World Sparkling, destined to prove that many stand up to if not exceed Champagnes expectations. Curious as to what makes Sparkling wine the universal pairing with food? John Petcoff from Oyster Boy will be here to shed some light on that.