Contactless ways to learn about wine, spirits and sake Apr. 16, 2020

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Purple Glove Delivery by Southbrook Vineyards

Order wine and Southbrook will make a 15% donation to IWEG

Bill Redelmeier, Proprietor of Southbrook Vineyards and IWEG WSET Diploma candidate delivering wine to homes in Toronto and the surrounding areas last week.

Southbrook Vineyards is the epitome and evolution of Bill Redelmeier's love story with wine, the land and all things local. The winery is situated on a 150-acre vineyard in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula wine region where they produce organic and biodynamic wines that earn recognition, from critics and consumers alike, year after year.

Southbrook has generously offered to make a donation of 15% to IWEG for every order during this time.

Show your support to an exceptional Ontario winery and to not-for-profit wine education by adding the word 'IWEG' under Special Instructions during checkout to ensure a 15% donation will be made.

Southbrook wines delivered right to your door:

Direct Delivery to your door is available in Niagara, Hamilton, Oakville, Toronto, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo, Stratford, London, Port Hope, Peterborough, Barrie and Ottawa. Add the words 'Purple Glove Delivery IWEG' under Special Instructions during checkout.

View and purchase Southbrook wines!


Zoom Through the World of Sake

Led by sake samurai Michael Tremblay 

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake via Zoom is a beginner level introduction to sake for those starting a career in the industry or beginning to explore sake for personal interest.

What will you learn?

  • The basic principles of sake production
  • The main types and styles of sake
  • How to serve sake
  • Factors affecting the flavour of sake
  • Professional certification: upon successful completion of a 30-question multiple-choice exam you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin*
  • How to describe sake using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)

* Due to the COVID-19 situation, the WSET examination will be scheduled at a later date at IWEG’s school campus at 211 Yonge Street, Suite 501, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4.
 
The course will take place on Wednesdays, April 22, April 29, and May 6 in 3 x 1-hour sessions on Zoom starting live recording at 10 am to 11:30 am.

Optional sake tasting:

Metropolitan Wines and Sakes have arranged for a 6-bottle (300ml format) package of sakes at $105 + tax. These sakes will be used during the SAT tasting component of the course but are not mandatory for course completion. If interested, contact Vivian at Metropolitan Wines and Sake by email at vivian@metrowines.com to arrange payment and delivery within the GTA and Montreal. Sign up for WSET Level 1 Award in Sake via Zoom!


Grow your Knowledge of Bourgogne Wines in Just 90 Minutes

The BIVB’s e-Learning program is now open to everyone

Developed by the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB) in partnership with local winegrowers and négociants, this modern, dynamic and interactive e-learning program was first designed for wine industry professionals. Now open to everyone, the free program is a fun way to improve your knowledge of Bourgogne wines in just 90 minutes.

The program's four themes include:

  • Discovering Bourgogne Wines: Consolidate your knowledge of the region and its history
     
  • 365 Days in the Bourgogne: Discover the key production stages and explore the process for creating Bourgogne wines
     
  • Tasting Bourgogne Wines: Every Bourgogne appellation has its own personality. Learn the language and how to express yourself during tastings
     
  • Advising and Supporting Your Customers: Learn how to create a Bourgogne wine cellar

Learn more about the BIVB e-learning program.


Online Learning

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, May 4th - Sunday, May 31st
Exam will be at IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, June 6th at 11:30 am.
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Date: Monday, June 29th - Sunday, July 26th.
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Thursday, July 30th at 11:30 am.
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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, June 1st - Sunday, June 28th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, July 4th at 11:30 am. 
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, April 27th - Sunday, May 31st
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, June 13th at 11:30 am.
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Date: Monday, May 11th - Sunday, June 14th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, June 20th at 11:30 am.
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Date: Monday, June 8th - Sunday, July 12th 
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, July 18th at 11:30 am.
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Date: Monday, June 22nd - Sunday, July 26th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, July 30th at 11:30 am.
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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, May 11th - Sunday, June 14th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, June 20th at 1:30 pm.
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Date: Monday, June 29th - Sunday, August 2nd 
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, August 8th at 1:30 pm.
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, May 11th - Sunday, June 14th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, August 25th at 10:30 am.
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Date: Monday, May 25th - Sunday July 26th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, August 25th at 10:30 am.
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Date: Monday, June 7th - Sunday, August 9th 
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, August 25th at 10:30 am.
Register Now!