Martine has the goal of becoming a wine educator. Here’s her path to get there:
I work for wineonline.ca as the Imports and Ordering Manager as well as my own private tasting business.
After I had my son in 2016, I decided I wanted to pursue wine education. I had worked in the hospitality industry for 20 years and although I love the hustle and bustle of dining room floor, that life just didn’t suit me anymore. I worked my way through a few different wine programs, including the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) and the International Sommelier Guild.
After I received my WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, I knew that the WSET programs made the most sense for me. I am halfway through the online Diploma program and have already experienced a boost in my own confidence as well as credibility within the industry. I have been able to utilize my skills and knowledge in my full time job as well as set up a private wine tasting business. In the future, I hope to expand my business and hopefully, one day, become a wine educator.
For the next generation of Diploma Students – education is never a waste of time! WSET Diploma is a big commitment, find a group of friends (even if you do it online) and don’t procrastinate!
WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines
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.
Career Opportunity: Marketing and Administrative Coordinator at California Wines Canada
California Wines Canada is looking for a new Marketing and Administrative Coordinator.
Join a small but dynamic team that celebrates all that is the Golden State of Wine.
California Wines Canada is seeking a dynamic, highly organized, self-motivated individual that can manage to keep numerous projects and activities with member wineries on track and on time. We are seeking someone who is highly skilled at the art of follow-up and follow through, in a relationship building manner. Learn more about the opportunity.
Revised and Extended – WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines Bursary from Les Dames d’Escoffier Ontario
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
- 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 email@example.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.