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Join IWEG Director of Education Christopher Waters and a who’s who of Ontario winemakers and marketers for an immersive  survey course looking at the past, present and future of the dynamic Ontario wine industry.  This immersive program features two days of classroom instruction with extensive tutored tasting opportunities at IWEG and a study trip to Niagara wine country. 


Dates: Saturday March 6, 2021 (10:30am-4:30pm), Saturday March 20, 2021 (10:30am to 4:30pm) and Saturday March 27, 2021 (9:00am to 6:00pm).


Saturday March 6, 2021 (10:30am-4:30pm)

This class will focus on the classic wine styles from Ontario, including a rare opportunity to compare current releases with library wines across a range of styles. 

(no class Saturday March 13, 2021)

Saturday March 20, 2021 (10:30am to 4:30pm) 

This class will be centred on emerging regions, winemaking practices and styles, featuring a comparative tasting of barrel samples beside finished wines, and a written exam to obtain the Ontario Craft Wineries’ Wine Appellations of Ontario certification.   

Saturday March 27, 2021 (9:00am to 6:00pm). 

The third meeting brings the classroom work to life with a field trip to specially selected Niagara wineries for in-depth tours and tasting (bus transport to and from Toronto and lunch included). This is a certified program, in collaboration with Ontario Craft Wineries; candidates successful in passing the final "Wine Appellations of Ontario" exam will hold a recognized certificate as an Ontario Wine Specialist.  

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