Independent Wine Education Guild
Excellence in wine education since 1977
With over 40 years of operation, IWEG is a not-for-profit organization made up of a community of professionals and enthusiasts connected by our passion for wine, spirits, sake and beer education.
Registered Charity Number: 10808 4682 RR0001.
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Sharing our expert knowledge and empowering each other
IWEG has committed to helping our students achieve their personal and professional goals for more than 40 years.
Our pass rates for WSET qualifications exceed the WSET global average pass rates.
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Our scheduling is diverse and flexible
Have you ever wished you knew more about beer? Can you tell the difference between an IPA and a pilsner? A brown ale and a porter? WSET is launching its first-ever beer courses this year!
Gain knowledge of the principal and regionally important grape varieties of the world, the regions in which they are grown and the styles of wine they produce.
Develop specialist knowledge and appreciate the cultural context of French wine.
IWEG is the original and only Canadian school to offer all qualifications of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) — including the flagship WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines — that lead to internationally recognized certifications in wine, spirits and sake. We are the recipients of the prestigious WSET Lifetime Achievement Award for spearheading the establishment of the WSET program in Canada and for excellence in wine, spirit and sake education since 1977.
We also offer the Wine Scholar Guild’s French Wine Scholar (FWS), Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) and Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) courses, and the Wines of Chile Academy, Wines of Portugal Academy and the Edinburgh Whisky Academy certifications. We are the 2017 Italian Wine Scholar Program Provider of the Year.
Our in-house programming features a range of topics and formats led by industry leaders and expert educators. This includes our master classes, featuring many official wine promoting organizations, such as Bourgogne Wine Board (BIVB), Napa Valley Vintners, Austrian Wine, New Zealand Winegrowers, Wines of Germany, Ontario Craft Wineries and Wines of California.