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  1. Congratulations to our new 2021 WSET Level 4 Diploma graduates

    IWEG is extremely proud of our graduates, who showed great resilience and persistence to keep studying the WSET Diploma program, despite all the challenges and disruptions to the learning environment, as a result of the impact of the pandemic over the last two years.

    March 23, 2022

  2. Tasting and Theory

    Together with IWEG, the German Wine Institute has developed the first of its kind Wines of Germany Qualified Study and Certification Program for the Canadian market. The course is offered free of charge, courtesy of Wines of Germany.

    March 21, 2022

  3. How to Taste Wine

    Or to put it another way, how can experts sense various fruits and spices in something which we would just describe as ‘nice’?

    March 10, 2022

  4. Build Your Sake Confidence

    WSET Level 1 Award in Sake provides a hands-on introduction to the world of this diverse Japanese beverage. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas.

    March 7, 2022

  5. Tasting Climate Change

    The organizers of the Tasting Climate Change conference are offering an Off Program for 2022 with free webinars as we continue to explore solutions to adapt and mitigate climate change. Visit their website to register as they reveal more webinars regularly.

    February 27, 2022

  6. Propel Your Career

    I’ve been working in the beverage alcohol industry for about eight years now and I came into it with very basic level knowledge – I knew I preferred red wine over white but that was basically the extent. I was intrigued by how much there was to know about wine and spirits, so I made it my mission to learn all I could. All of my colleagues recommended the WSET so I went for it!

    February 17, 2022

  7. Consumer Perceptions of Wine

    I’ve spent the past four years living in New Zealand pursuing my PhD education and my wine background has allowed me to apply my knowledge directly and work on understanding consumer perceptions of New Zealand wine for export.

    February 10, 2022

  8. The Honesty of Wine

    The world of wine is so dynamic. You can learn about geography, chemistry, history, culture and gastronomy. There are endless rabbit holes of discovery with wine. It is such a diverse field of study, but at the end of the day, it’s still a food product. It’s something to consume and share with loved ones. There’s a tangible honesty to wine, and I think that really drew me in to study it and pursue it professionally. 

    February 2, 2022

  9. Become a French Wine Scholar in 2022

    The French Wine Scholar is an in-depth specialist certification focused on the diverse wines and wine regions of France. The program is an official certification and course of study designed by the Wine Scholar Guild to provide current, accurate information on all of the wine regions of France and validate proficiency in the wines and wine regions of France.

    January 20, 2022

  10. Describe wines with confidence with WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

    Yuuji is a WSET Diploma graduate from IWEG and a certified WSET educator with nearly 15 years of experience in the wine industry. He has dedicated over 10 years of his career to providing wine service, teaching WSET, building full wine programs for multiple new restaurants and hosting wine events at Oliver and Bonacini Hospitality. He is currently a Sales Account Manager with Cave Spring Cellars and The Vine Agency, as well as one of the curators for Gargoyle wine club. Yuuji also participates in sensory analysis research for VQA Ontario.

    January 13, 2022