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Love What You Are Doing

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Luiz doesn’t currently work in wine. Here’s why the Diploma is the prep he needs for his next step:

I decided to pursue the Diploma because I wanted to broaden my knowledge in the field. Even though I don’t work in the wine industry, I want to prepare myself because my dream is to open a wine-related startup in the long term (can’t share many details!).

The theoretical and practical knowledge from the Diploma course will be the foundation of my future goals. Without that, I don’t think I would be able to get where I want. Also, the networking part is great because all the students are bright and love what they are doing.

There is a lot of information and a lot of details. To dominate the basics (winemaking, wine growing, maturation, etc.) is the secret to do well in the exams.

I currently work at Align Technology (Invisalign) as the Senior Manager of Commercial Excellence. Besides taking the Diploma, I have the French Wine Scholar and the Spanish Wine Scholar certifications and I have an MBA.

WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

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The market-leading WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines qualification provides expert level knowledge and develops key analytical skills for success in the global wine business. Perfect for both the trade professional and the serious enthusiast, the course will arm you with specialist-level skills and experience, plus international recognition as an expert in the field of wine.

Holders of the Diploma will be able to identify characteristics of the principal wines of the world, make informed assessments of a product’s quality and value, and identify appropriate opportunities for the products within a given market.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to underpin the job requirements in such roles as Food & Beverage Manager, Wine Buyer or Sales Executive.

The Diploma fulfills the prerequisite for the wine qualification requirement for entry to the Master of Wine (MW) program.

The IWEG experience

As the leading organization in wine, spirits and sake education in Canada, IWEG has offered the WSET Level 4 Diploma since 1988.

Our Diploma graduates over the years have gone on to become vital members of the wine and spirits industry in Canada and worldwide. IWEG holds the record for having the largest amount of Diploma graduates in Canada!

IWEG has been offering Diploma studies for longer than any institute outside of the WSET School in London, which means we enjoy a long history of student success. Our passionate and highly qualified Diploma educators, who come from different fields within the trade, provide on-going support to help you master the analytical tasting skills and supplemental theoretical knowledge necessary to succeed.

Learn more about the in-class WSET Diploma.

Learn more about the online WSET Diploma.

What Makes High-quality Bordeaux Wine?

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Bordeaux wines can be some of the most sought-after in the world, but with a large volume of wine being produced here, what separates the best from the rest? There is a myriad of factors that contribute to the value and quality of wine; click here look at just some of the human and natural factors that contribute to Bordeaux’s imperious status.

Revised and Extended – WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines Bursary from Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario

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IWEG is pleased to partner with Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario to offer two IWEG students that identify as women a $500 bursary for the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines!

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have successfully completed WSET L3 with a final grade of Pass
  • Must be enrolled in the WSET Level 4 program
  • Must identify as women
  • Are Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, permanent residents, protected persons or international students

Applicants must provide a short cover letter introducing themselves and provide the following:

  • An essay of 700-1000 words maximum describing their background, motivation for this chosen career path and state why they would be a suitable candidate to receive the offered bursary
  • A detailed statement of their community involvement (preferably in the relevant industry
  • Submit proof of their academic excellence.

All applications should be emailed to maria.depenweiller@gmail.com. Please include in the subject line: Attn: Maria Depenweiller- IWEG application.

Once the bursary is presented, the applicant will submit a second letter of 700-1000 words describing how the bursary will assist them in achieving their career and educational goals.

Les Dames Escoffier has put together a small committee for review of applications and selection of the suitable candidates for the bursary presentation.

Applications are due by August 15, 2022.

Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario 
Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario (LDON) is a Canadian not-for-profit corporation. It is a leadership organization comprised of forward-thinking women who have achieved success in the food, beverage, hospitality, and tourism industries and who contribute significantly to their communities.

Their mission is to advance and support aspiring professional women in the multifaceted fields of contemporary gastronomy and hospitality, as well as to champion critical industry issues.

School of Cool: i4C

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The i4C: International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration is back July 22-24, 2022 in Niagara!

Tickets and packages for the complete lineup of i4C events are available for online purchase.

The School of Cool is the perfect way to kick start your i4C weekend. This all-day event featuring Andrew Jefford from Decanter is filled with fun extras like The Great Chardo Swap, delicious White Oaks coffee breaks, an amazing lunch and so many tastings. Once word gets out about everything that’s included for just $175, these tickets will be gone! And remember, the Walkaround Tasting from 3:30 – 5:00 pm is included in your School of Cool ticket. Learn more.