Established in 1977, the Independent Wine Education Guild (IWEG) is the sole provider in Ontario of both the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma and the French Wine Scholar (FWS) programmes. Our stimulating wine, spirits and beer education programmes are designed to satisfy the needs of the novice, enthusiast and the professional. IWEG’s experienced instructors bring the highest qualifications in North America to the classroom!
IWEG is the recipient of the prestigious WSET Achievement Award Award for spearheading establishment of the WSET programme in Canada and for excellence in wine and spirit education. WSET-based programmes, widely considered the "Gold Standard" in wine education, are offered in 55 countries across the globe.
IWEG brings focused studies on wine producing regions of the world through additional top quality programmes such as Wine Scholar Guild courses. IWEG has developed also number of popular, specialty courses in wine and spirits, in partnership with school Sponsors, such as Wines of Chile and Wines of Portugal. In-class courses are offered in a number of convenient locations to meet the needs of the community. IWEG also offers extensive opportunities to distance learners through Online programmes.