Excellence In Wine, Spirits And Sake Education Since 1977

IWEG COVID-19 Update
June 24, 2020

Dear IWEG community,

The health and safety of our students, instructors, partners and staff is always a top priority.

Further to the State of Emergency declared on March 23rd, by the City of Toronto and the mandatory closure by the Government of Ontario of all non-essential workplaces, IWEG is currently closed to comply with these requirements.

All in-class courses currently scheduled to start June and July will be postponed for later start dates. The IWEG team will be in contact with impacted students about changes to their course schedule.

We are working on an assumption that we may be allowed to resume operations after July 15th. However, this is subject to further guidance from public authorities, as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

WSET Online course registrations can continue to be made on the IWEG website. Registrations for future in-class courses scheduled to start from September onward can also be completed on our website in the courses section.

Meanwhile, IWEG staff will continue to work remotely and can be contacted by email during this period. Visit our contact webpage for staff information. Shipments to and from the office during this period will be on hold.

We will continue to monitor the situation and rely on information and guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Toronto Public Health, Government of Ontario and City of Toronto to guide our decisions and next steps. Further updates will be shared on an ongoing basis.

Thank you to all our students, instructors and partners for their understanding as we deal with these challenging times. I encourage you to monitor your email, our website and our social media channels for additional news and further updates.


Paul Miles DipWSET
Executive Director

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‚Äôs 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: