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Coming Soon: WSET Beer Courses

Three people sitting around a table with a flight of beers in different hues. They are each holding up a glass up.

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!

IWEG will be offering in-class and online WSET Level 1 Award in Beer and WSET Level 2 Award in Beer beginning in February. Register your interest in the courses at IWEG using the email address

The in-class courses will be delivered by IWEG’s WSET Certified Educator Chris Robertson.

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Chris Robertson DipWSET is the senior director for beer, cider & ready-to-drink at the LCBO. He has over 20 years of experience in the beverage alcohol industry as a buyer, marketer and business leader. He has extensive knowledge of beer, spirits and wine, including the WSET Level 4 Diploma, and in 2019, Chris was awarded the David A. Churchill Memorial Scholarship for the highest score in the WSET Diploma’s the global business of wine unit at IWEG.   

Study tip:

I encourage students to connect with one another throughout the learning experience through study groups and tastings. I think meeting people in the industry or those just interested in beverage alcohol is one of the most rewarding elements of these courses. It enhances your learning and makes the whole experience fun.

Jump Start your 2024 with 3 Courses

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.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines – starting soon!
Date: Tuesdays, January 16th – March 5th at 6pm – 8pm

Sign up now!

Taste and describe with confidence the characteristics of the principal wines of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and price.

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines – starting soon!
Date: Wednesdays, January 17th – May 1st at 6pm – 8pm

Sign up now!

Develop specialist knowledge of the DO / DOCa regions and appreciate the cultural context of Spanish wine.

Spanish Wine Scholar – starting soon!
Date: Thursdays, January 18th – March 21st at 6pm – 8pm

Sign up now!

Promo Extended

To help you achieve your 2024 goals, IWEG is offering a special promotion of early bird rates for the first 50 new registrants for 2024 WSET and Wine Scholar Guild courses!

Use the code early24 at checkout to receive 10 per cent off eligible courses! This special offer is effective January 4th and will run until January 15th. The promotion is not retroactive to existing registrations prior to this date.

WSET Diploma in-class and online courses are not included in this offer.

SOMM: Cup of Salvation

An elderly woman in a shawl smiling up at the sky with a vineyard landscape in the background. The text reads SOMM: Cup of Salvation.

Wine. War. Family. Survival. The much anticipated wine documentary, Somm: Cup of Salvation, is coming to Toronto for your next movie night out. It will be played at Paradise Theatre on Jan 8th and Jan 15th only. 

Early bird ticket pricing is available for a limited time. Apply promo code WINELOVER for 10 per cent off:

You can also enter our contest on Instagram for a chance to win 2 tickets to a screening date of your choice.

From the team that made the SOMM documentaries, Cup of Salvation is a sweeping film that follows a father and daughter as they set out to revive the ancient grapes of their homeland in Armenia. To do so, they must breathe life into the post-soviet infrastructure of their country, harvest grapes during war, and then market their wine globally. From the battle-scarred Caucus Mountains to the clandestine vineyards hidden deep within the forbidden Iranian countryside, this film unveils the primal origins of our enduring passion for wine and how it continues to shape the very fabric of human existence.