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“IWEG’s Master Classes are a superb opportunity to dive deeply into specific areas, illustrated by top quality wines, spirits or sake. They should be part of everyone’s ongoing education.”  John Szabo Dip WSET, MS 



Master Classes 

Explore current topics and classic regions through IWEG’s master class series. Our presenters are subject area experts and dynamic educators, who share their unique knowledge and enthusiasm with all audiences. Master Classes are the perfect platform for alumni, current students, and general consumers to learn, network, and sharpen tasting skills. Please join us!


Master Class Cancellation and Refund Policy

 A full refund minus an administration fee is possible up to 1 week prior to the event. There are no refunds after this time.  Master Classes are offered throughout the year - please check our site regularly for updates.

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Available Classes:

Wines From Spain Starts Feb. 26, 2020

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown

Date: Wednesday, February 26th, 2020  Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm   Please join us for a Spanish wine masterclass hosted by Wines From Spain. More details to follow.

Enroll for this Class ($95)

Bourgogne: A Regional Blind Tasting Master Class Starts Feb. 20, 2020

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown

Date: Thursday February 20th, 2020  

Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30pm  


How well do you know your Bourgogne Terroir? Can you tell your Régional appellations from your Villages?

This masterclass focuses on the terroir of regional Burgundian appellations, and how they regularly represent excellent value for money. We will also be looking at the first vintage of the newly approved Bourgogne Côte d’Or AC (2017) that is just starting to make its way to our shelves.


Hosted by Christopher Waters, Globe and Mail wine columnist and Education Director at IWEG.

This event was made possible by The Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB).


Enroll for this Class ($95)

Wines of Germany Starts Apr. 08, 2020

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy

Date: Tuesday April 8th 2020 Time: 2pm to 4pm Please join us for a masterclass hosted by Wines of Germany, with Moritz Volke, International Head of Seminars from The Deutsches Weininstitut. Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.  

Enroll for this Class ($95)

Wines of Argentina Starts Apr. 16, 2020

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy

Thursday April 16th 2020, 7pm - 9pm.

Wines of Argentina Master-Class and Tasting Competition: come celebrate Malbec World Day with Christopher Waters, DipWSET, IWEG's Education Director.


Details to follow shortly

Enroll for this Class ($95)

California Pinot Noir Starts May. 20, 2020

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy

Back by popular request: California  Pinot Noir on Wednesday, May 20th @ 7PM - 9PM. Discover the super quality and breadth of styles of California Pinot Noir. Led by Eugene Mlynczyk, MW. Presented by the California Wine Institute. Please click on the PayPal button to charge tuition directly to your credit card or to use your PayPal account.

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Insider's Guide to Ontario Wines Starts Apr. 18, 2020

Cost: $595
IWEG Drinks Academy

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.

  • Saturday April, 18th 2020  10:30am to 4:30pm. The introductory class focuses on the classic wine styles from Ontario, including a rare opportunity to compare current releases with library wines across a range of styles.
  • Saturday May 2nd 2020  10:30am to 4:30pm (no class Saturday April 25th 2020).The second session is 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 May 9th 2020 9:00am to 6:00pmThe 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.


Enroll for this Class ($595)