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The new CAPS @ IWEG Workshops are an exciting forum to encourage camaraderie, ongoing professional development, and networking for wine industry professionals.  A variety of workshops will provide the opportunity to continually develop the knowledge, service, and management skills required by Canadian Sommeliers. 

Available Classes:

Aroma Seminar Starts Sep. 27, 2017

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown
Only one space left!

Drawing on varied perspectives ranging from chemosensory science and dog cognition, to perfumery, wine and 'smell walking/mapping,' this 'activity-centric' workshop will teach you how (and why) to put your noses to the ground, rather than smelling with the mind. This is especially important in the context of wine education where sensory evaluation isn't about recalling one's own personal memories, emotions or associations as it is about understanding the relationships between the ecologies and processes that produce valued sensory characteristics.

You will also learn how to start your own 'DIY aroma library' and try out some creative techniques to document, represent and communicate your knowledge to others 'beyond words.' This is a unique, hands-on workshop where we will explore 6 aromas and 6 wines to investigate the importance of smell.

Melanie McBride is a Toronto-based educator and researcher and founder of the ‘Aroma Inquiry Lab’ at Ryerson’s Responsive Ecologies lab. Melanie's research investigates the ‘hidden curricula’ of aroma culture with a focus on learning inquiry and DIY making practices with aroma materials. Melanie has undertaken site-specific research of aroma-rich sites in Canada and France to explore the use of raw, living and processed aroma materials in various learning contexts. Her research contributes to providing a more ecologically situated and creative approaches to learning, communicating and making with aroma 'from the nose down.' For a more detailed overview of Melanie’s academic work and educational background please visit her website:  

Contact for CAPS & IWEG alumni pricing.  IWEG now offers an alternative to PayPal; to charge tuition to your credit card directly, please call the office during office hours (416) 534-2570, Mon-Fri, 9:30-5:30pm.

Enroll for this Class ($95)