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IWEG’s office will close for the holidays on December 15th, and will reopen on January 2nd, 2024. You can register and pay for courses throughout the holidays here, where IWEG is always open.

We wish everyone in the IWEG community a safe and peaceful holiday, and look forward to welcoming you in 2024.

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 December 7th and will run until January 2nd. 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.

Message in a Bottle

Crush: Message in a Bottle is a 78 minute documentary about Niagara winemakers and growers by Toronto filmmaker Maya Gallus is now streaming on TVO platforms. Thomas Bachelder, Shiraz Mottiar and Kelly Mason are featured along with the Saunders family who have been farming in Beamsville (beside Thirty Bench) since the 1960s. They used to grow grapes for Andres Baby Duck. Now they are practicing regenerative farming and providing grapes to Thomas and Southbrook.

A great behind-the-scenes look at winemaking in the challenging 2021 vintage that touches on diversity and inclusion, organic growing and labour practices. Watch it here.

Upcoming Masterclasses

Join Wine Align critic and Certified Rioja Wine
Educator, Megha Jandhyala and discover a
legendary region that thrives on the passion and
resilience of its people, and their obsession with
excellence. Taste through a selection of must-know
producers, examine the ageing classifications as
well as traditional & modern styles of Rioja
Join IWEG Instructor Peter Wearing, DipWSET on this educational deep dive on the small but characterful wine region of Jura. Monday, December 4th, 2023 from 6:00-8:00pm. Sign up now!

Busting Spirits Industry Jargon

With an ever-growing choice of spirits coming to the market and more and more people choosing to enjoy distilled drinks, there is a growing need for education to help increase consumers’ and staff’s understanding of what they are drinking.

As a first step, here is some common spirits labelling terminology to help decipher the differences between each bottle. Read on.