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IWEG's Signature Series

“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 

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 a perfect platform for alumni, current students, and general consumers alike to learn, sharpen tasting skills, and network in a congenial educational environment.
Please join us!

Please note:  Master Classes fill up quickly.  There is a limited number of spaces for each class, so we urge you to sign up soon!

IWEG is pleased to present:

Wines of South Africa on Thursday, September 27th @ 10:30AM - 12PM: Discover the hidden gems and world-class wines from South Africa with Charles Back from Fairview Farm!

California Chardonnays on Thursday, October 11th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Taste the incredible, diverse range and styles of California Chardonnay wines, sourced from a number of different AVA's.    

Zinfandel on Thursday, October 25th @ 7PM - 9PM: Find out why Zinfandel reigns supreme in the eyes of many. Led by Eugene Mlynczyk, MW.

The Wines of Austria on Tuesday, November 13th  @ 2PM - 4PM: Join John Szabo, MS for an exploration of why Austria’s wines are now highly prized both by wine experts and wine lovers all around the world.

Wines For All Occasions: Exploring the Wines of the Loire Valley - Les Rosés et Les Rouges on Thursday, November 22th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Join Pascaline Lepeltier, Master Sommelier, on behalf of InterLoire, as she spotlights the red and rosé wines of the Loire Valley.

Uco Valley Master-Class with Sebastian Zucardi on Monday, November 26th @ 2PM - 4PM: Taste the wines of Mendoza's Uco Valley with Sebastian Zucardi, the third generation of the Zuccardi family now leading the business and adopting a regional approach to Uco.

Bourgogne Terroir: "Macon + name of village" on Thursday, November 29th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Supported by the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB), Master of Wine Eugene Mlynczyk will guide you on a tour of Macon's premium villages.

The Wines of Hungary on Thursday, December 6th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Join John Szabo, MS, in a unique master class on the wines of Hungary, with wines generously supplied by the Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa.

New Zealand Wine on Thursday, January 24th @7PM - 9PM: Join Elsa MacDonald, on behalf of New Zealand Winegrowers, for an exploration of how distinctive winegrowing regions, unique soils and climatic conditions result in unique wines.

Unless otherwise stated, the Signature Series master classes will run from 7 - 9pm.

IWEG's Master Class Cancellation and Refund policy:

Withdrawal up to 1 week prior to course start date:  Full refund, less $25 administration fee. Withdrawal less than 1 week prior to course start date:  No refund.  However, we strongly encourage students to use their fee paid as a credit towards payment for another Master Class.  IWEG offers Master Classes throughout the year - please check our site regularly.

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  • Zinfandel

    Fee: $95 October 25 - October 25, 2018

Available Classes:


Wines of South Africa Starts Sep. 27, 2018

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy
Wines of South Africa on Thursday, September 27th @ 10:30AM - 12PM: Discover the hidden gems and world-class wines from South Africa with Charles Back from Fairview Farm! Charles Louis Back is the third generation owner of South African wine and cheese producer Fairview, in Paarl in the Western Cape Province. 
Enroll for this Class ($95)

California Chardonnays Starts Oct. 11, 2018

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown
California Chardonnays on Thursday, October 11th @ 7PM - 9PM: Taste the incredible, diverse range and styles of California Chardonnay wines, sourced from a number of different AVA's. Hosted by the California Wine Institute.
Enroll for this Class ($95)

Zinfandel Starts Oct. 25, 2018

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown
Zinfandel on Thursday, October 25th @ 7PM - 9PM: Find out why Zinfandel reigns supreme in the eyes of many. Led by Eugene Mlynczyk, MW. Presented by the California Wine Institute.
Enroll for this Class ($95)

The Wines of Austria Starts Nov. 13, 2018

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown
The Wines of Austria on Tuesday, November 13th @ 2PM - 4PM: Join John Szabo, MS for an exploration of why Austria’s wines are now highly prized both by wine experts and wine lovers all around the world. Presented by Austrian Wine.
Enroll for this Class ($95)

Wines For All Occasions: Exploring the Wines of the Loire Valley - Les Rosés et Les Rouges Starts Nov. 15, 2018

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown
Wines For All Occasions: Exploring the Wines of the Loire Valley - Les Rosés et Les Rouges on Thursday, November 22th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Join Pascaline Lepeltier, Master Sommelier, on behalf of InterLoire, as she spotlights the red and rosé wines of the Loire Valley. Presented by InterLoire.
Enroll for this Class ($95)

Uco Valley Master-Class with Sebastian Zucardi Starts Nov. 26, 2018

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown
Uco Valley Master-Class with Sebastian Zucardi on Monday, November 26th @ 2PM - 4PM: Taste the wines of Mendoza's Uco Valley with Sebastian Zucardi, the third generation of the Zuccardi family now leading the business and adopting a regional approach to Uco. Presented by Wines Of Argentina. 
Enroll for this Class ($95)

Bourgogne Terroir: "Macon + name of village" Starts Nov. 29, 2018

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown
Bourgogne Terroir: "Macon + name of village" on Thursday, November 29th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Supported by the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB), Master of Wine Eugene Mlynczyk will guide you on a tour of Macon's premium villages.
Enroll for this Class ($95)

The Wines of Hungary Starts Dec. 06, 2018

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy - Downtown
The Wines of Hungary on Thursday, December 6th  @ 7PM - 9PM: Join John Szabo, MS, in a unique master class on the wines of Hungary, with wines generously supplied by the Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa. Wines generously supplied by the Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa.  
Enroll for this Class ($95)

New Zealand Wine Starts Jan. 24, 2019

Cost: $95
IWEG Drinks Academy

Thursday January 24th 2019, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. New Zealand Wine, presented by New Zealand Winegrowers with Elsa MacDonald.  

Join Elsa MacDonald, on behalf of New Zealand Winegrowers, for an exploration of how distinctive winegrowing regions, unique soils and climatic conditions result in unique wines.   

Enroll for this Class ($95)