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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.


My undergraduate degree was in food science. One of the compulsory courses was third year industrial microbiology. In the class we were taught about fermentation science – mostly brewing and winemaking and that’s where my interest in wine science and education began. After I completed my bachelors I continued to pursue wine science and research. I completed a postgraduate certificate in Grape and Wine Technology and then my Masters in Biotechnology specializing in oenology. I did my WSET Level 2 Award in Wines because I’ve always wanted to take the WSET courses to complement my wine education and it was another way to expand my knowledge in this field. I enrolled in WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and am looking forward to sitting for the exam this year. It’s been informative and fun to use my science background to learn about wine through WSET education.

My wine education has helped me better understand wine regions across the world. My education has given me a head start on knowledge when visiting new wine regions. 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. Having recently relocated back to Canada, my wine education and knowledge of fermentation science also helps me professionally. I’m presently working as a research scientist for Lallemand – Biofuels and Distilled Spirits and so I apply my education to working with distilled spirits daily.

Study tips:
If you have the opportunity to visit any of the wine regions highlighted in the WSET courses, do it. Also blind tastings with friends and food makes for easy studying when learning about wine regions and styles.