Austrian Wine proud to partner with IWEG in 2018 - 2019 Jul. 20, 2017

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Toronto, CANADA, July 20, 2017 – The Independent Wine Education Guild (IWEG) and Austrian Wine are pleased to announce a two-year partnership agreement to increase the understanding and enjoyment of Austrian wines among industry professionals in Ontario.

Under the term of the agreement, two exclusive Master Classes will be presented at IWEG, showcasing why Austrian Wine is one of the most interesting phenomenon happening in the world right now, with specialty wines found on every good wine list, appreciated by wine experts and highly acclaimed by journalists.

"We are delighted to support wine education activities with IWEG. Austrian Wine’s mandate is to promote the export of bottled quality Austrian wine in key international markets. IWEG is a valuable and prestigious educational partner that will help us to achieve these goals in Ontario,” said Barbara Waxenegger, Head of Department Markets West for the Austrian Wine Marketing Board.

"Austrian Wine is a beneficial partner for IWEG, helping us not only to heighten the student learning experience, but also to provide new ways to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals,” said Paul Miles, Executive Director of IWEG.

Austrian Wine

The Austrian Wine Marketing Board (Österreich Wein Marketing GmbH) is based in Vienna, and is a national service body for the Austrian wine industry. The organization was founded in 1986 with the aim to strategically support, coordinate and maintain quality and sales. Its main goal for the domestic market is to strive for an increased market share of Quality Wine, along with the export of bottled quality wine, with particular focus on the continued increase in value.

For more information on Austrian Wine, visit the website at

Independent Wine Education Guild

Founded in 1977, The Independent Wine Education Guild (IWEG) is the premier school for wine, spirits and sake education in Canada.  IWEG was the first international Approved Programme Provider (APP) in 1977 for The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), outside of their home base in the United Kingdom. 

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits.  Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines, spirits and sake education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications.

IWEG was awarded the prestigious WSET “Lifetime Achievement Award” for spearheading wine and spirits education in Canada and has been shortlisted on numerous occasions as the WSET’s “Riedel Educator Of The Year”.

For more information on IWEG, visit the website at


Paul Miles

Barbara Waxenegger
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