Wines of Greece is proud to partner with IWEG in 2018 Jan. 25, 2018

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WINES OF GREECE is proud to partner with IWEG in 2018

Scholarship assistance, a Master Class and an “Educate the Educators” program provide opportunities to enhance the knowledge of the different facets of Greek winemaking regions

Toronto, CANADA, January 25, 2018 – The Independent Wine Education Guild (IWEG) and Wines of Greece are pleased to announce a one-year partnership agreement to increase the understanding and enjoyment of Greek wines among industry professionals in Ontario.

Under the agreement, an exclusive Master Class on Greek wines will be presented at IWEG on May 4, 2018, highlighting the different facets of Greece as an important wine producing country, one of the most dynamic in the world, re-inventing classics, exploring possibilities of up-coming native Greek varieties, new terroirs and unique winemaking techniques. 

Additionally, in July a top-performing IWEG student in WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spiritsfrom the academic year 2017-2018 will receive a Study Scholarship from Wines of Greece for WSET Level 3 Award in Wines at IWEG. Also, an “Educate the Educators” programme will be offered at IWEG for wine educators in 2018.

 “Supporting the education, growth and development of current and future wine retail and trade professionals in Ontario is a top priority for Wines of Greece,” said Sofia Perpera, Director, Greek Wine Bureau-North America. “We are thrilled to partner with IWEG and foster a greater understanding of Greece’s dynamic contributions to the wine world, while enriching the student learning experience.”

"Wines of Greece is a beneficial partner for IWEG, helping us not only heighten the student learning experience, but also provide new ways to help our students and instructor community achieve their personal and professional goals,” said Paul Miles, Executive Director of IWEG.

Wines of Greece

Wines of Greece is the national moniker of the Greek National Inter-Professional Organization of Vine and Wine (EDOAO), which represents all of the wineries and vine growers of the Greek wine sector. Wines of Greece’s mission is to support and enhance the viticulture and wine production of Greece and to increase awareness of Greece’s quality Protected Designation of Origin and Protected Geographical Indication wines in the North American market. Wines of Greece showcases the typicity of important Greek appellations, demonstrates the potential of Greek indigenous varieties, and publicizes new trends and notable achievements of Greek wine in international wine competitions as being modern, unique and world class.

For more information on Wines of Greece visit the website at

Independent Wine Education Guild

Founded in 1977, The Independent Wine Education Guild (IWEG) is the premier school for wine, spirits and sake education in Canada.  IWEG was the first international Approved Programme Provider (APP) in 1977 for The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), outside of their home base in the United Kingdom. 

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits.  Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines, spirits and sake education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications.

IWEG was awarded the prestigious WSET “Lifetime Achievement Award” for spearheading wine and spirits education in Canada and has been shortlisted on numerous occasions as the WSET’s “Riedel Educator Of The Year”.

For more information on IWEG, visit the website at


Paul Miles

Sofia Perepera
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