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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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Nitin recently participated in our Education Incentive Program partnership for LCBO employees. Here’s what got him there:

Earlier this year I visited the Jack Daniel’s distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. While I learnt about the rich history and distilling process of this iconic brand, I also came back from that visit with an intense curiosity to learn more about the world of distilled spirits. When my employer, the LCBO, offered its employees subsidized access to WSET courses a few months ago, I immediately signed up for WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits. My pre-read of the course materials has been highly informative, and I intend to pursue additional WSET certifications over time.

I am an occasional drinker and have not had an opportunity thus far to learn and explore the many categories and products available in the world of beverage alcohol. As it turns out, I also work for one of the world’s largest purchasers and retailers of these products. So, I will benefit both on a personal and professional level from my education. WSET courses are a perfect way for me to enhance my knowledge of alcohol products, their characteristics and manufacturing processes. I am motivated to build strong foundational knowledge by completing Level 1 Awards in both spirits and wine.

Holiday Gift Ideas

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!

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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 2 Award in Wines
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. 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!

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.

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.