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WSET Level 3 Award in Sake

Deepen your understanding of the production methods that affect sake style, quality and price

Our WSET Level 3 Sake course taught by WSET Certified Sake Educator and Sake Samurai Michael Tremblay is back this fall in a blended learning format:  

  • Four 3-hour synchronous online sessions (live and recorded) on the Zoom platform on Mondays, November 2nd - 23rd @ 10:30AM - 1:30PM
  • In-class tasting and exam preparation workshop at IWEG on Saturday, November 28th @ 11AM - 5PM
  • Exam at IWEG on Sunday, November 29th @ 11:30AM

WSET Level 3 Award in Sake provides in-depth understanding of the production methods that affect sake style, quality and price. It develops systematic tasting and description skills, as well as the ability to make recommendations. You will:

  • Explore in detail the techniques employed in sake production
  • Understand how these techniques affect sake style and quality
  • Experience a range of principal and specialty types of sake, evaluating quality, identity and price, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT) during the tasting and exam preparation workshop.
  • Appreciate the historic and current cultural and commercial significance of sake in Japan and in export markets
  • Assess and describe sake with confidence, and be able to make selection, storage and service suggestions

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Italian Wine Scholar 

From Toscana to Sicilia, and every Central and Southern wine region in between 

 

The Italian Wine Scholar program is an official 2-unit certification and course of study designed by the Wine Scholar Guild to provide current, accurate information on all of the wine regions of Northern, Central and Southern Italy, and to validate proficiency in the wines and wine regions of the country. Unit 1 covers Northern Italy, and Unit 2 covers Central and Southern Italy. The units of study can be taken in any order. 

Develop specialist knowledge of Toscana, Marche, Abruzzo, Umbria, Lazio, Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia and Calabria.

The fall course will be offered in a blended learning format:

  • Five 1.5-hour synchronous online sessions (live and recorded) on the Zoom platform on Thursdays, November 5th - December 3rd @ 6:30PM -  8PM
  • In-class tasting workshop on Thursday, December 10th @ 6:30PM -  8:30PM
  • Exam  at IWEG on Thursday, December 17th @ 6:30PM - 8PM

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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits 

Learn fundamental product knowledge and systematic tasting skills

Our WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits taught by WSET Certified Spirits Educator Christina Veira will back this fall in a blended learning format. 

In this course, you will:

  • Explore major spirits categories and styles, as well as liqueurs, vermouth and cocktails
  • Learn in detail about the 4 main steps in spirits production
  • Learn what labelling terms mean
  • Develop assessment and description skills as you sample a range of benchmark examples using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)
  • Understand basic principles of spirits storage and service
  • Learn hands-on about cocktail equipment, ingredients, basic techniques and main cocktail families

Stay tuned for course information details.


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


Fall Courses

Mix of Remote and In-Person Delivery

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines


Date: Tuesdays, September 15th - November 3rd @ 6:30PM - 8:30PM
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Date: Wednesdays, September 2nd - December 2nd @ 6:30PM - 8:30PM
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Date: Tuesdays, September 8th - December 8th @ 10AM - 12PM
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WSET Level 3 Award in Sake

Date: Mondays, November 2nd - 23rd @ 10:30AM - 1:30PM
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Date: Tuesdays, September 8th - December 8th @ 10AM - 12PM
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Spanish Wine Scholar 

Date: Thursdays, October 1st - November 19th @ 6:30PM to 8PM
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Italian Wine Scholar: Unit 2

Date: Thursdays, November 5 - December 17th @ 6:30PM to 8PM
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Online Learning

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines


Date: Monday, September 7th - Sunday, October 4th
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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, September 7th - Sunday, October 4th
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WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

Date: Monday, September 7th - Sunday, October 4th
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, September 7th - Sunday, October 11th
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Date: Monday, September 28th - Sunday, November 1st
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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, September 28th - Sunday, November 1st
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
Date: Monday, September 14th - Sunday, November 15th
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All WSET textbooks and study guides will be in an eBook format during the 2020-21 academic year.