The Best Gifts for Wine Scholars - IWEG News Dec. 10, 2020

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Winter 2021 at IWEG

IWEG will be closed for the holidays starting at noon on December 18th. We will reopen and respond to your email inquiries on Monday, January 4th. Please do not leave voicemail messages during this time.

You can register and pay for all of our winter 2021 courses during the holiday season by selecting PayPal as the payment method; a PayPal account is not required. For online courses starting on January 11th, we require your payment no later than January 3rd.

Personalized Gift Certificates

Whether you are an early holiday shopper or need the perfect gift year round, we offer personalized gift certificates that can be redeemed towards any course or event offered at IWEG. Gift certificates are valid for both remote blended learning courses and online courses.

Please contact Anne Theunissen by email at atheunissen@iweg.org to purchase a gift certificate.

WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

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.

IWEG is offering an online WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines starting January 2021. 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

The deadline to register is Wednesday, December 16.

Conversations with Hugh Johnson & Steven Spurrier

The Vintage Conservatory, in collaboration with the Academie du Vin is hosting two webinars with the world’s best-selling wine authors, Hugh Johnson and Steven Spurrier. Christopher Waters, IWEG's Director of Education and wine columnist for The Globe and Mail will host the events. These webinars are free for the IWEG community.

Hugh Johnson
On Saturday, December 12th at 1PM, Hugh Johnson chats about his recently revised The Story of Wine and how our understanding and appreciation of wine has evolved over his extraordinary 60-year career. Since the publication of his first book, Wine, at the age of 27, Johnson has forged a reputation as one of the subject’s most knowledgeable communicators. His rare talent for making the most complex subjects readable has led to a remarkable sequence of books including The World Atlas of Wine, Wine Companion and his much-loved annual Pocket Wine Book, which is now in its 44th year. Christopher Waters will lead a discussion with Johnson over the course of what promises to be an informative and enjoyable session with one of the foremost minds in the world of wine. Sign up now!

Steven Spurrier
On Saturday, December 19th at 1PM, join in a conversation with British wine icon Steven Spurrier who has been called “the man who changed wine forever” thanks to his role in organizing the momentous Judgement of Paris tasting in 1976. A consultant editor for Decanter and one of the masterminds behind the new Académie du Vin Library initiative, Spurrier has long been a champion of good wine as well as good wine writing. Both have the capacity to elevate the senses, inform and educate. His life in wine has cast him in countless roles where he has excelled: journalist, buyer, entrepreneur, vintner, mentor, restaurateur, educator, judge, communicator, and consultant. Join Spurrier and Christopher Waters for a free-ranging conversation about his life’s pursuit, his memoirs A Life in Wine, and his current passion project, making sparkling wine at his winery, Bride Valley Vineyard. Sign up now!

Online and Blended Learning Courses Available

Blended Learning

WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

Date: Mondays, January 18th and 25th @ 10am - 1pm
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines 
Date: Thursday, January 14th  - March 4th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
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Date: Tuesdays, February 16th - April 13th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm 
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
Date: Tuesdays, January 12th - April 27th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Date: Wednesdays, February 3rd - May 12th @ 10am - 12pm
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Date: Thursdays, February 18th - May 27th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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French Wine Scholar
Date: Wednesdays, February 10th - April 28th @ 6:30pm - 8pm
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Italian Wine Scholar - Northern Italy
Date: Mondays, March 1st - May 10th @ 6:30pm - 8pm
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Online Learning
IWEG offers online WSET courses through WSET’s Online Classroom, which allows you to study alongside your peers under the guidance of a dedicated educator. A minimum number of hours of study per week is recommended (which varies depending on the course) to successfully complete each course and regular participation is essential.

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines 
Date: Monday, January 11th - Saturday, February 13th 
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Date: Monday, February 1st - Sunday, February 28th  
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Date: Monday, February 22nd - Saturday, March 27th
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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits 
Date: Monday, January 11th - Saturday, February 13th 
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Date: Monday, February 22nd - Sunday, March 21st
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WSET Level 1 Award in Sake
Date: Monday, January 11th - Saturday, February 13th 
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Date: Monday, February 22nd - Sunday, March 21st
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines 
Date: Monday, January 11th - Saturday, February 20th 
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Date: Monday, January 25th - Saturday, March 6th
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Date: Monday, February 1st - Saturday, March 27th 
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Date: Monday, February 22nd - Saturday, April 17th 
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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits
Date: Monday, January 11th - Saturday, February 20th 
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
Date: Monday, January 11th - Saturday, March 14th
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Date: Monday, January 25th - Saturday, April 17th 
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Date: Monday, February 22nd - Tuesday, March 4th
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WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits
Date: Monday, January 25th - Saturday, April 10th 
Register Now!

All WSET textbooks and study guides will be in an eBook format.

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