A Splash of Wine Jul. 09, 2020

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WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines 

Online program starts in October

The market-leading WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines qualification provides expert level knowledge and develops key analytical skills for success in the global wine business. Perfect for both the trade professional and the serious enthusiast, the course will arm you with specialist-level skills and experience, plus international recognition as an expert in the field of wine.

Holders of the Diploma will be able to identify characteristics of the principal wines of the world, make informed assessments of a product's quality and value, and identify appropriate opportunities for the products within a given market. 

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to underpin the job requirements in such roles as Food & Beverage ManagerWine Buyer or Sales Executive.

The Diploma fulfills the prerequisite for the wine qualification requirement for entry to the Master of Wine (MW) program.

This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the online WSET Diploma program will begin in October and a condensed in-class WSET Diploma program is planned for January. 

If you are interested in the WSET Diploma program and would like to learn more, we would be happy answer your questions. Please email Krystenne MacMullin at krystenne@iweg.org

Unheard Voices in Wine: Be the Change

Featuring prominent Black wine professionals

SommCon and Diversity in Wine and Spirits present Unheard Voices in Wine, featuring prominent Black wine professionals. This webinar will discuss issues relating to Black professionals in the wine industry and how allies can help create a more diverse and inclusive environment moving forward. 

Topics include:

  • Post COVID-19 hiring practices relating to marginalized professionals
  • Why representation matters and how marginalized professionals can obtain more visibility
  • Why allies are important and what they can be doing to support marginalized professionals
  • Recognizing wine companies doing diversity work and analyzing how we can learn from them
  • Educating organizations on why it is important to have people of colour on their boards and leadership teams


  • Philippe André, US Ambassador, Champagne Charles Heidsieck
  • Tahiirah Habibi, Founder, The Hue Society


  • Ian Harris, CEO, Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
  • Lia Jones, Executive Director, Diversity in Wine and Spirits
  • Susan Kostrzewa, Editor-in-Chief, Wine Enthusiast
  • Michelle Metter, Founder, SommCon

Sign up now!

Wines of Germany Live IGTV Summer Tasting Series

Tuesdays at 6pm with Sommelier Erin Henderson

Tune in every Tuesday at 6 PM EDT with Erin Henderson of The Wine Sisters who will be going live on Instagram with chefs, winemakers, event planners and entertaining experts to bring you the best ideas to make your summer sizzle.

Do you want  to get your hands on some refreshingly crisp and delicious German wines – for free? Head over to German Wine Canada to enter!

Winners will be selected weekly and the wines will be delivered right to your door on the Monday before the tasting. (You must be 19 or older for this contest).

31 Days of German Riesling
During the month of July, share a photo of yourself enjoying a bottle of German wine on Instagram for a chance to win 1 of 10 Wines of Germany Bikes (value $1,000 CAD each). Tag @germanwinecanada with #31daysofgermanriesling to be automatically entered. Learn more.

Inside Bordeaux 

Virtual live tasting and book launch with acclaimed author Jane Anson 

On Thursday, July 9, 2020, at 2:00 pm EDT, All The Rights Grapes Inc. presents a Zoom virtual book launch and live tasting with celebrated wine author Jane Anson. During this one-hour live event, Jane Anson will discuss her epic new book Inside Bordeaux and lead a tasting of three outstanding Bordeaux wines: Chateau Calvimont 2016 Blanc, Graves; Chateau Lagrave Paran 2012.

Hosted by sommelier and Good Food Revolution founding editor Jamie Drummond, this special live event will give members of the wine community a rare opportunity to access one of the world’s leading experts on Bordeaux.

Join the virtual book launch and live tasting!
Meeting ID: 915 7721 4310
Password: 012178

The 708 pages of Inside Bordeaux feature 58 brand-new full colour maps, including sets in ‘gatefolds’ – a first for wine publishing. For Bordeaux-lovers, this resource will prove a long-term companion, covering not just the newest trends but also older vintages. Inside Bordeaux is an invaluable guide to finding quality and value across the world’s largest fine-wine region.

A limited run of Inside Bordeaux is now available for pre-order in Canada exclusively via All the Right Grapes Inc. for $110.00 CAD plus 5% GST and shipping. Pre-orders will be delivered in approximately 4-6 weeks.

Order Inside Bordeaux

Online Learning

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, July 20th - Sunday, August 16th
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, July 20th - Sunday, August 23rd
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Date: Monday, August 10th - Sunday, September 13th
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, July 20th - Sunday, September 20th
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Date: Monday, August 10th - Sunday, October 11th
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