Have you learned the systematic approach to tasting? Jun. 26, 2020

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Here's why you should sign up for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

Chris Robertson shares his story

“Having spent much my career working in beer and spirits, I saw the WSET Diploma as an opportunity to tap into my passion for wine, while at the same time expanding my knowledge of beverage alcohol in general. The program is not for the faint of heart. It is in depth and challenging, but the reward of completing is very satisfying. It would certainly be of value to anyone working or seeking a career in the industry. For me, the systematic approach to tasting has really enhanced my own ability to assess product quality and has been helpful for categories, like beer, cider and coolers, that I oversee for the LCBO.” – Chris Robertson DipWSET, LCBO Director, Beer, Cider & Ready-To-Drink


All The Right Grapes Donates to IWEG's Bursary Program

2 additional bursaries offered 

We are delighted to announce that All the Right Grapes has generously donated in support of our bursary program. Two additional bursaries will be offered to qualifying students including one bursary for WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, Spirits or Sake and one for WSET Level 2 Award in Wines or Spirits. Learn more about the bursary program.

Journey to Nagano feat. Sake Samurai Michael Tremblay

Tour Masumi sake brewery and taste their flasgship sakes

Metropolitan Wines & Sakes invites you to travel virtually to the highlands of Japan on Tuesday, June 30th at 7PM EST for a tour of Masumi sake brewery in Nagano with Sake Samurai Michael Tremblay and other special guests! 

Sign up for the free webinar!

To fully immerse yourself in the tour, purchase a 3-bottle ($100 + taxes and delivery) or 6-bottle ($235 + taxes and delivery) Masumi sake tasting set by contacting Metropolitan Wines & Sakes at info@metrowines.com or (416) 483 5430. 

15% of the proceeds from the sales of the Masumi tasting sets will be used towards a bursary for an in-class sake course taught by Michael Tremblay in the fall (details to follow).

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

Wine Scholar Guild Membership Offer

Last chance

Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) has created a membership drive in a show of solidarity and support for local wine schools, who cannot run classes due to COVID-19 restrictions. The organization will donate 100% of the fees generated by new members to IWEG.

For the month of June, the Wine Scholar Guild membership is $75USD - a 25% discount off the regular membership cost! If you choose to take advantage of this generous offer, 100% of the $75USD membership fee will be transferred back to us, your local wine school. 

 A WSG membership provides an array of benefits, including educational webinars, panel discussions, online learning games, blank wine maps for France, Italy, and Spain, and a variety of member discounts on WSG study programs and discounts and specials from wine-related partners. 

To sign up for your discounted membership, click here and use the coupon code WSG25IWEG at checkout. This limited time offer is available from June 1 to June 30, 2020.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to sharing a glass of wine with you in class soon! 

Online Learning

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, July 20th - Sunday, August 16th
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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, July 6th - Sunday, August 2nd
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, July 6th - Sunday, August 9th 
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Date: Monday, July 20th - Sunday, August 23rd
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Date: Monday, August 10th - Sunday, September 13th
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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, July 6th - Sunday, August 9th 
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, July 6th - Sunday, September 6th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, September 28th at 10:30 am.
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Date: Monday, July 20th - Sunday, September 20th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, September 28th at 10:30 am.
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Date: Monday, August 10th - Sunday, October 11th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Monday, October 26th at 10:30 am.
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