Find out what it takes to become a Master of Wine Apr. 09, 2020

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Find out what it takes to become a Master of Wine

Check out the Institute of Masters of Wine's introductory course webinars

The Institute of Masters of Wine is organizing a series of introductory course webinars to be held across different time zones in April and May 2020.

The webinars will be led by Matthew Forster MWMary Gorman-McAdams MWCaro Maurer MW and Ying Tan MW. The Masters of Wine will explain the MW approach to the examination syllabus with a special focus on the writing and tasting skills required to become a Master of Wine.

The webinars will be given in English and are open to interested professionals who are highly motivated in relation to the wine world and the culture of wine.


Sign up for an introductory course webinar!

Shopping for wine during a pandemic 

Christoper Waters shares his tips

Our Director of Education and The Globe and Mail's wine critic Christopher Waters DipWSET has advice on how to purchase wines and support the industry without leaving your home. Click on the following links to learn more:


WSET's Tasting Notes app

Create and store structured and consistent tasting notes

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast tasting for pleasure or a drinks professional tasting for work, this app helps you create and store structured and consistent tasting notes for wines. This is the only wine tasting app endorsed by the world’s leading provider of wine education and it contains a database of over 300 wine producing countries and regions. Users can record notes in a  “blind” tasting mode, search through their stored tasting notes and upload a photo to the wine notes.

Download it for free in the Apple App Store or on Google Play.


Learning opportunities for the California wines lover

Presented by Californa Wines and Napa Valley Vintners

Behind the Wines with Elaine Chukan Brown

California Wines invites you to immerse yourself in California wine country through a special four-part LIVE from California webinar series with celebrated wine writer and educator Elaine Chukan Brown who will take you from bud break in the vineyard to bottling Pinot Noir in the winery.   

Engage with the California winemaking community through a virtual discussion and tasting with Elaine and some of California’s top grape growing and winemaking talent. Take a break from the headlines, join them for a glass of wine, and learn how these individuals are innovating in the vineyard, in the winery, or with their business as they look forward to a brighter future together.

Learn. Buy. Sip. Post. Napa Valley Vintners Rock on Education.

Napa Valley Vintners invites you to continue on your wine education journey even in times of crisis. Complete the Nappy Valley Rocks online course and receive a $100 gift card to an LCBO store for you to purchase a bottle of Napa Valley wine! When you open the bottle at home, post it using #itsfromNapa and #CanadaLovesNapa to share the moment.

This promotion is good through May 31, 2020 and is limited to the first 100 participants who complete the course. LCBO gift cards will be sent out no later than June 30.


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 14th 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 1:30pm.
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Date: Monday, June 29th - Sunday, August 2nd 
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, August 8th at 1:30pm.
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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 6:30 pm.
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Date: Monday, May 25th - Sunday July 26th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, August 25th at 6:30 pm.
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Date: Monday, June 7th - Sunday, August 9th 
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, August 25th at 6:30 pm.
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