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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.

Yuuji Nagaoka

Yuuji is a WSET Diploma graduate from IWEG and a certified WSET educator with nearly 15 years of experience in the wine industry. He has dedicated over 10 years of his career to providing wine service, teaching WSET, building full wine programs for multiple new restaurants and hosting wine events at Oliver and Bonacini Hospitality. He is currently a Sales Account Manager with Cave Spring Cellars and The Vine Agency, as well as one of the curators for Gargoyle wine club.  Yuuji also participates in sensory analysis research for VQA Ontario.

Study tip:

Studying wine can be intimidating. The amount of information is daunting. What I suggest is to keep it simple. The fact is that wine is an agricultural product. Wine comes from grapes. Grapes come from vines. Vines come from the earth. Just like the tomatoes you put on your salad. You know which tomato to buy. You will know which wine to buy. And always practice. Taste and take notes every chance you get, either manually or digitally. Practice reading labels at the store. Examine how wine is made or where it comes from, or from which grape it is produced, you’ll have a lot more fun. You will know if you were right or wrong when you taste the wine. Remember, studying wine is meant to be rewarding!