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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.

Mario Cagnetta

Born in Milan, in the Lombardia region of Italy, Mario’s passion for wine comes naturally. Growing up near the historic Valtellina wine region, he was intrigued with winemaking and the producers of this land.

After obtaining his master’s degree in journalism and literature, Mario worked as a journalist for 10 years in Italy. Upon moving to Toronto in 2007, he embarked on his career in wine, working as Head Sommelier for Buca Restaurants as well as the prestigious Don Alfonso 1890. Currently he is the Wine Director and Assistant General Manager of Capra’s Kitchen. Mario developed and implemented wine training programs for his staff which he feels are crucial to elevating the dining experience for the guests. He has achieved the Italian Wine Scholar, Spanish Wine Scholar, Burgundy Master level and Bordeaux Master Level with highest honours. He also holds a Master Level in Champagne and Provence. As a certified sommelier from the Italian Sommelier Association, the Court of Master Sommeliers and he is also pursuing the Certified Wine Educator Certification from the Society of Wine Educators.

Mario brings an international experience to his years as a professional sommelier. His love of collaboration and communication when it comes to wine education are evident as he is a regular contributor for the Wine Scholar Guild’s webinar series.