The gift of education - IWEG Monthly Newsletter Dec. 05, 2019

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Happy Holidays from IWEG

Warmest thoughts and best wishes from the IWEG team to our students, instructors, sponsors and partners this holiday season! May this time of year be an opportunity to rest and celebrate with loved ones. We look forward to providing our students with an unparalleled wine, spirits and sake learning experience in 2020.

Give the Gift of Education

We have personalized gift cards that can be redeemed towards any course or event offered at IWEG. Gift cards are valid for both in-class and distance learning until the end of the academic year June 30, 2020. Purchase a gift card!


Peter Wearing is Instructor of the Year

Celebrating IWEG instructor excellence

IWEG is delighted to recognize Peter Wearing as Instructor of the Year for his outstanding commitment and passion in helping our students achieve their personal or professional goals.

Peter will be teaching the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines and the Wines Of Chile Academy Ambassador Certification this winter.


Wines From Spain Canada sponsors IWEG

Enhancing the student learning experience

IWEG and Wines From Spain Canada are pleased to announce they have entered into a partnership agreement to support the school's Spanish wine programming through the Spanish Wine Scholar Program.

Additionally, under the agreement, Wines From Spain Canada will be hosting two masterclasses led by Master Sommelier John Szabo, the first of which will take place on January 29.

"Wines From Spain Canada is a valuable partner for IWEG, enabling us not only to enhance the student learning experience, but also to provide unique ways to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals." - Paul Miles, Executive Director of IWEGSign up now for the Wines From Spain Canada masterclass!


Congratulations to the Future 50 2019 Winners

50 under 40 future influencers of the global drinks industry

The final Future 50 Awards list 2019 was announced last week at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) annual awards banquet. The Future 50 is a new initiative created by WSET and IWSC in celebration of the joint 50th birthdays to select 50 under 40 future influencers of the global drinks industry.

The final list is an exciting collection of the brightest talent from around the globe covering fourteen countries and roles as diverse as distiller, viticulturist, historian, bartender and food and beverage activist. The Future 50 have been identified as the wine, spirit and sake industry’s up-and-coming talent from all areas of the trade who have made a significant contribution to the industry in the last three years in a range of areas including, career, academia, social responsibility and innovation.

Notable winners include: 
Christina Veira, Spirits winner
Yang Lu, Wine winner
Julien Camus, Wine winner

Learn more


Member Pricing to Toronto Winetasters Society Events

Winetasters Society of Toronto is one of Toronto's oldest and largest non-profit clubs offering fine wine tasting events to members for over thirty years. They have one of the best cellars in Toronto with over 3,500 bottles and the tastings include many fabulous regions and aged selections of outstanding wines.  

IWEG students, alumni and instructor pay member pricing to their events - use the code 'IWEG' when registering for an event to receive the member rate! Visit winetasters.ca for upcoming events.

Student Corner

Social Media Contest Winner

Congratulations to Sapna Patel for winning this month's social media contest! This is Sapna's winning post from the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne's Chablis masterclass. 


Upcoming Courses

Starting soon at IWEG:

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Toronto
Date: Saturday, January 18th
Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy

Date: Saturday, February 22nd
Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy

Sudbury
Date: Saturday, January 25th
Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: Collège Boréal

Register Now!
 
WSET Level 1 Award in Sake

Ottawa
Date: Saturday, January 25th
Time: 9:30AM - 5:30PM
Location: Algonquin College

Register Now!
 
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines 

Scarborough
Date: Mondays, January 13th - March 23rd
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: Centennial College Progress Campus

Toronto
Date: Thursdays, January 16th - March 12th
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy

Date: Saturdays, February 29th - March 14th
Time: 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy

Waterloo
Date: Tuesdays, January 21st - March 24th
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: Conestoga College

Sudbury
Date: Wednesdays, January 29th - March 4th
Time: 6PM - 9PM
Location: Collège Boréal

Register Now!

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Toronto
Date: Tuesdays, January 14th - May 5th
Time: 6:30PM - 9PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy

Register Now!

Italian Wine Scholar

Ottawa - Central and Southern Italy
Date: Mondays, January 6th - March 2nd
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Location: Algonquin College

Toronto - Northern Italy
Date: Tuesdays, March 3rd - May 26th
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy

Register Now!

French Wine Scholar

Toronto
Date: Wednesday, February 12th - May 6th
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy

Register Now!

Spanish Wine Scholar

Toronto
Date: Thursdays, April 2 - June 11
Time: 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy

Register Now!

Wines of Chile Academy Ambassador Certification

Toronto
Date: Thursday, January 30th
Time: 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: IWEG Drinks Academy

Register Now!


Online Learning

Starting soon at IWEG:

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines
Date: Monday, January 6 - Sunday, February 22 
Location: Online
Register Now!

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits
Date: Monday, January 6 - Saturday, February 8 
Location: Online
Register Now!

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines
Date: Monday, January 6 - Saturday, February 29
Location: Online
Register Now!

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines
Date: Monday, January 27 - Thursday, March 12
Location: Online
Register Now!

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits
Date: Monday, March 16 - Saturday, April 25
Location: Online
Register Now!

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
Date: Monday, February 10 - Sunday, April 12
Location: Online
Register Now!

Dates and times subject to change.

Thank you to our partners for supporting IWEG's educational programming. For a full list of our partners, visit here.