Master Classes

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

Cost: $595
IWEG Drinks Academy
211 Yonge Street Suite 501

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 April, 18th 2020 (10:30am-4:30pm), Saturday May 2nd 2020 (10:30am to 4:30pm) and Saturday May 9th 2020 (9:00am to 6:00pm).


Saturday April, 18th 2020 (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 April 25th 2020)

Saturday May 2nd 2020 (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 May 9th 2020 (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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