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IWEG’s office will close for the holidays at noon on December 16, 2022 and will reopen on Tuesday January 3, 2023. Please do not leave voicemail messages during this time.

You can register and pay for courses throughout the holidays here, where IWEG is always open.

All of us at IWEG wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

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Edinburgh Whisky Academy Online Courses
Explore the rich history of Scotch whisky, Irish whiskey or gin. Sign up now!

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines
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. Sign up now!

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Explore New Zealand Pinot Noir with John Szabo
Join Master Sommelier and IWEG visiting instructor John Szabo for an evening of tasting and exploration of New Zealand Pinot Noir. The masterclass will take place on Thursday, February 2nd, 2023 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Sign up now!

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

Become a more confident spirits taster and learn how to use a globally-recognized approach to tasting to analyze the appearance, nose, palate and quality level of a range of styles. Sign up now!

A bottle of wine, a glass of red wine and the Italian Wine Scholar study manuals for unit 1 on the wines of Northern Italy and unit 2 on the wines of Central and Southern Italy.

Italian Wine Scholar

Develop specialist knowledge of DOC and DOCG wines and appreciate the cultural context of Italian wine. Sign up now!

Personalized Gift Certificates

Whether you are an early holiday shopper or need the perfect gift year round, we offer personalized gift certificates that can be redeemed towards any course or event offered at IWEG. Gift certificates are valid for both in-class and online courses.

Please contact Anne Theunissen by email at atheunissen@iweg.org to purchase a gift certificate.

Special Offer: WSET Level 3 Award in Sake

Sign up by November 18th with the coupon code l3sakenov22 to save $95 at checkout. Limited quantities available.

WSET Level 3 Award in Sake provides in-depth and detailed understanding of the production methods that affect sake style, quality and price. It develops systematic tasting and description skills, as well as the ability to make recommendations. Expect to spend 25 hours of preparation and review outside of the classroom.

You’ll learn:

  • The main techniques that are used in the production of sake and how they influence style and quality
  • The principal and specialty categories of sake
  • The sake industry and the commercial importance of sake in the Japanese and export markets
  • The principles behind the storage, selection and service of sake
  • How to appreciate the historic and current cultural and commercial significance of sake in Japan and in export markets
  • How to assess and describe sake with confidence, and be able to make selection, storage and service suggestions
  • How to taste sake, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Sake® (SAT)
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The course will be taught by Michael Tremblay. Michael’s foray into wine and sake has been 25 years in the making, traveling around the world and using wine and sake as a lens for learning about the history and culture of different regions. Michael is one of 70 Sake Samurai in the world, a title bestowed by the Japan Sake and Shochu Maker’s Association at Kyoto’s 1300 year old shrine to sake, the Matsunoo Taisha. He is the co-author of the book on sake “Exploring the World of Japanese Craft Sake: Rice, Water, Earth” released on March 8, 2022 and published by Tuttle. 

Special Offer: WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Condensed

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Sign up by November 18th with the coupon code nov22l2 to save $100 at checkout. Limited quantities available.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is the perfect wine course for anyone wishing to learn about a wide range of grapes and styles, as well as those seeking to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines. You’ll 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.

You’ll learn:

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)
  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:
    • Chardonnay
    • Pinot Grigio/Gris
    • Sauvignon Blanc
    • Riesling
    • Cabernet Sauvignon
    • Merlot
    • Pinot Noir
    • Syrah/Shiraz
  • The style and quality of wines:
    • Made from 22 regionally important grape varieties
    • Produced in over 70 geographical indications (GIs) around the world
  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:
    • Sparkling wines
    • Fortified wines
  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality
  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine
  • Principles of food and wine pairing

Upon successful completion of a 50-question multiple-choice exam, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines
Date: Saturdays, November 19th – December 3rd at 9:30am – 4:30pm

International Wine and Spirit Competition: Emerging Talent Awards

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The International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) Emerging Talent awards are an unparalleled opportunity for new and exciting voices within the industry to make their name and to build exposure and recognition for their work.

The winner of each of the six Emerging Talent awards will be granted a £2,500 travel bursary, courtesy of the IWSC Foundation, to enable them to further their education and development within their chosen field. These awards are open to everyone of all ages and all professions of the drinks trade.

Entry to the 2023 Emerging Talent Awards is now open. Download the entry forms and return them before Friday, January 27, 2023 to marketing@iwsc.net

Learn more.