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Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation Scholarships

Now accepting applications

Women of the Vine & Spirits Foundation provides scholarships and awards for the purpose of helping women advance their careers in the food, wine, spirits, brewing, hospitality or viticulture industries through education, leadership and professional development, as well as fostering gender diversity and talent development across the industry at large.

The Foundation plans to offer scholarships this year in the following four categories:

1. Professional & Leadership Development Scholarships ($2,000)
2. Student Educational Scholarships ($500 to $5,000)
3. Continuing Education Scholarships ($500 to $5,000)
4. WSET Scholarships ($300 to $7,500)

Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
Scholarships Awarded:  September 10, 2020

View scholarship opportunities!


The Prospects for Argentine Wine in Canada

First-hand accounts on what’s happening in Argentina today and hopes for the future

Join Veronique Rivest, 2nd Best World Sommelier ASI 2013, and a panel of Canadian sommeliers, media and educators on Tuesday, May 12 at 2pm EST as they share first-hand accounts of what’s happening in Argentina today and what they hope is heading our way. Presented by Wines of Argentina.

Panelists from across Canada:

  • Carl Villeneuve LePage, CAPS Best Sommelier of Canada 2017
  • Christopher Waters, DipWSET, IWEG Director of Education, The Globe & Mail Wine Columnist
  • DJ Kearney, DipWSET and ISG, Instructor
  • Jose Luis Fernandez, CAPS Best Sommelier of Ontario 2019
  • Matt Landry, CAPS Best Sommelier of B.C. 2019

RSVP to karen@danalee.biz by May 11. Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you upon registration.


How the Masters Tackle Bordeaux

Presented by the Bordeaux Wine School

How the Masters Tackle Bordeaux is a series of live webinars hosted by Mary Gorman-McAdams MW, Laura Williamson MS and Jesse Becker MS. Each 1-hour live webinar is offered free to trade partners and industry friends. Hosts will be joined by expert and insider stories direct from Bordeaux.

Why register?

  • Bordeaux is a large and diverse wine region – these seminars will give you a greater understanding of the factors that influence the diversity of wines on offer today
  • Each seminar will take you beyond the basics and discuss key practices, techniques, and the ground-breaking work that make Bordeaux so unique.
  • Wide ranging and highly informative sessions will re-invigorate you…plus, have all of your questions answered during live chats with the experts.

Register now!


The Austrian Wine Online Round Table

Five experts will taste and discuss 6 Austrian wines

On Thursday, May 7 at 2pm EST, Austrian Wine is hosting an online round table with five Ontario experts who will taste and discuss 6 Austrian wines available in the Ontario market and how this current situation affects the wine business.

Featuring the following experts:

  • John Szabo MS, DipWSET
  • Jennifer Huether MS, DipWSET
  • Krysta Oben
  • Bruce Wallner MS
  • Christopher Sealy

Register now!


Online Learning

NEW - WSET Level 1 Award in Wines Condensed on ZOOM

Date: Wednesdays, May 13 - 27
Time: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Exam will be at IWEG in Toronto at a later date.
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WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, May 25th - Sunday, July 26th
Exam will be at IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, June 27th at 11:30 am.
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Date: Monday, June 29th - Sunday, July 26th.
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Thursday, July 30th at 11:30 am.
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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, June 1st - Sunday, June 28th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, July 4th at 11:30 am. 
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, May 25th - Sunday, June 28th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, July 4th at 11:30 am.
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Date: Monday, June 8th - Sunday, July 12th 
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, July 18th at 11:30 am.
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Date: Monday, June 22nd - Sunday, July 26th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, July 30th at 11:30 am.
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WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, May 25th - Sunday, June 28th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, July 4th at 1:30 pm.
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Date: Monday, June 29th - Sunday, August 2nd 
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday, August 8th at 1:30 pm.
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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Date: Monday, May 25th - Sunday July 26th
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, August 25th at 10:30 am.
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Date: Monday, June 7th - Sunday, August 9th 
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Tuesday, August 25th at 10:30 am.
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NEW - WSET Level 3 Award in Spirits

Date: Monday, June 7th - Sunday, August 8th 
Exam will be @ IWEG in Toronto on Saturday August 21st at 10:30 am.
Register Now!