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Busting spirits industry jargon

For such a broad category, understanding the difference between certain bottles of spirits can be a minefield for aspiring bartenders and enthusiasts. The technical language on the label doesn’t always offer a clear explanation of the liquid inside. Learn some common spirits labelling terminology to help decipher the differences between each bottle.

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

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 Manager, Wine Buyer or Sales Executive.

The Diploma fulfills the prerequisite for the wine qualification requirement for entry to the Master of Wine (MW) program.

Registration remains open for the in-class WSET Diploma program in September and the online WSET Diploma program in October.

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 IWEG experience

As the leading organization in wine, spirits and sake education in Canada, IWEG has offered the WSET Level 4 Diploma since 1988.

Our Diploma Graduates over the years have gone on to become vital members of the wine and spirits industry in Canada and worldwide. IWEG holds the record for having the largest amount of Diploma graduates in Canada!

IWEG has been offering Diploma studies for longer than any institute outside of the WSET School in London, which means we enjoy a long history of student success. Our current pass rate for the most rigorous component, "Wines of the World", is 22 percent higher than the global average pass rate for this unit of study.

Our passionate and highly qualified Diploma educators, who come from different fields within the trade, provide on-going support to help you master the analytical tasting skills and supplemental theoretical knowledge necessary to succeed.

In-class and blended learning for fall

In-class Learning

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines 
Date: Saturday, September 25th @ 9:30am - 4:30pm
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Date: Saturday, October 23rd @ 9:30am - 4:30pm
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Spanish Wine Scholar
Date: Thursdays, October 7th - December 9th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Italian Wine Scholar - Central and Southern Italy
Date: Tuesdays, October 12th - December 7th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Blended Learning

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines 

Date: Tuesdays, September 14th - November 2nd @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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Date: Saturdays, October 23rd - November 6th @ 9:30am - 4:30pm
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines 
Date: Wednesdays, September 1st - December 8th @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm
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All WSET textbooks and study guides will be in an eBook format.

Stay tuned for more courses offerings!

Online courses

Online Learning

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines 
Date: Monday, September 20th - Sunday, October 17th
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines
Date: Monday, September 20th - Sunday, October 24th
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
Date: Monday, September 20th - Sunday, November 21st
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WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits
Date: Monday, September 27th - Sunday, November 28th
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All WSET textbooks and study guides will be in an eBook format.

Certificate in Irish Whiskey - 
NEW!
Eight modules at your own self-directed pace
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Certificate in Scotch Whisky - NEW!
Eight modules at your own self-directed pace
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The ten best Spanish white wines: A beginner’s guide

As the global popularity of Spanish wine grows, more exciting options are becoming available in restaurants and wine shops.  While many people are familiar with Spain’s premium red wines from regions such as Rioja and Priorat, the country also produces stellar white wines.  These wonderful – and often underappreciated selections – represent not only a great value, but excellent variety and versatility. Check out some of the most popular (and delicious) white wines from Spain