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WSET Beer Qualifications are Open for Registration! 

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We’re delighted to offer two brand new beer courses: WSET Level 1 and Level 2 Awards in Beer.  

We’re excited to bring WSET’s interactive learning style and unique Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT) focused on look, smell and taste to the world of beer education for the IWEG community.

WSET Level 1 and 2 Awards in Beer will provide product knowledge and beer tasting skills for both beer enthusiasts and those working in the beer or hospitality industries.

The interactive and expert-led courses will focus on building your knowledge of:

  • Key beer styles
  • Unique ingredients and production factors
  • The principles of beer tasting, storage, service and food pairing

At the end of the course, once you’ve successfully completed your exam, you’ll gain a globally recognized qualification and increased understanding and confidence to explore the world of beer.

In-class course:

WSET Level 1 Award in Beer
Date: Mondays, March 18th and March 25th at 5:30 pm – 8:30pm
Register Now!

The in-class courses will be delivered by IWEG’s WSET Certified Educator Chris Robertson. Stay tuned for in-class dates for WSET Level 2 Award in Beer.

Online courses:

WSET Level 1 Award in Beer

Date: Monday, February 12th – Sunday, March 10th
Register Now!

WSET Level 1 Award in Beer 
Date: Monday, February 26th – Sunday, March 24th
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WSET Level 2 Award in Beer 
Date: Monday, February 19th – Sunday, March 24th
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WSET Level 2 Award in Beer
Date: Monday, March 4th – Sunday, April 7th
Register Now!

Special Offer: Opimian Wine Club de Vin

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Opimian Wine Club de Vin is more than just ordering wines. It’s about sharing our passion for wine and spirits with a community of wine lovers. It’s also about learning the stories of the people behind each bottle. But mostly, it’s about connecting to the fascinating world of wine and spirits. We care for our members just like we care for family — with an extra glass always on hand.

Key Features:

  • Canada’s longest running wine and spirit club – Turning 50 in 2023!
  • Canada’s largest wine and spirit club – 10K+ members and growing
  • The only wine and spirit club in every province and two territories
  • Exclusive access to the wines and spirits of over 200 producers worldwide (these wines and spirits are only available to Opimian members)

Exclusive offer for IWEG students – A complimentary 1 year membership (value of $145/annum) to join the Opimian Wine Club de Vin community that includes:

  • A personal Somm and Member Concierge on call
  • Access to exclusive wines and spirits not available anywhere else in Canada (Over 200 producers worldwide and growing)
  • Cellar Magazine featuring Opimian wine releases delivered to your door + monthly web pop-ups, and special email offers
  • A personal dashboard to track your orders, engage with the member service team and discover the wonderful world of Opimian Exclusive wines
  • Wine and spirit education with Masters of Wine and affiliation with WSET Canada
  • Club and Community events – producer dinners, wine tastings, release parties, virtual tastings, tutorials, and more

To activate your membership: 

  • Go to Standard Membership
  • Enter your information and the promo code IWEG at check out

You will receive a confirmation email, and the member concierge will contact you shortly!

Review Opimian’s current cellar offering and begin to order from the amazing range of wines and spirits!

Already an Opimian member? Email Mike Howe,, to let him know and Opimian will add $105 in wine credits to your account!

Vinequity Scholarships

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The Vinequity Scholarship Program is open for applications! Each successful candidate will be supported to enrol in a participating wine education program, such as the Court of Master Sommeliers or the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Applications are invited to select the monetary amount and educational resources that will best aid them in their career trajectory. ⁠

IWEG is proud to partner with Vinequity as the national provider of WSET and Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) certification programs for their scholarship recipients. To maximize access to learning opportunities, IWEG contributes 50 percent of the WSET and WSG course costs for every Vinequity scholarship recipient.

For more information about the scholarship program, visit

WSET Beer Bitesize Week

To celebrate the launch of WSET’s Beer qualifications, join us for a week of bitesize webinars exploring the world of beer. There will be four webinars running across the week:

  • What is beer made from? Monday 26 February, 10am EST – Register here
  • How is beer made? Wednesday 28 February, 2am EST – Register here
  • How to choose the right beer glass – Thursday 29 February, 11am EST – Register here
  • How do you taste beer? Friday 1 March, 6am EST – Register here