Ottawa - Wine Education and Schools
This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Ottawa.
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IWEG Drinks Academy
The IWEG Drinks Academy is the only provider in Ontario to offer all 4 levels of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and the French Wine Society's French Wine Scholar (FWS) and Master-level programmes. IWEG also offers a broad spectrum of excellent wine, beer and spirits courses, and are proud to promote exclusive IWEG Specialty Courses.
IWEG is the recipient of the prestigious WSET Achievement Award for spearheading establishment of the WSET programme in Canada and for excellence in wine and spirit education since 1977. In addition IWEG was short-listed for the WSET Educator of the Year Award 2012, designed to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to WSET courses and qualifications in the past year, and who have achieved superlative results in WSET programmes whilst demonstrating commitment and innovation in education.
We welcome the opportunity to help you find the right place to start. Enjoy browsing through our website where you will find a wide range of learning opportunities to suit your needs. www.iweg.org
NEW to our service and curriculum; IWEG is now also providing in house custom corporate courses.
211 Yonge St., Suite 501
Algonquin College Sommelier Certificate Program
For over twenty years we’ve been the area’s driving force behind the surging popularity of wine education. We continue to meet and exceed the needs of those seeking to enhance their personal enjoyment of wine as well as those seeking a career path change or enhancement of employment opportunities. We’re Ottawa’s most prestigious venue for wine lovers and the only sommelier program in Ontario certified by the Ontario Ministry of Education. - Our courses are taught in a designated, electronically connected wine lab, kitchens and classrooms. Our cadre of instructors are competent, professional and passionate using the latest in technology—©SMART Board, ©Google Earth and ©Blackboard Learn. Graduates populate the community at large — wine lovers, wine writers, restaurateurs, sommeliers, LCBO wine experts, sales and marketing personnel. The reigning Best Sommelier of Ontario and Best Sommelier of the Americas are both graduates. Courses cover Wine Tasting, Wine and Food Matching, Grape Varieties, New and Old World Wines, Beer, Whiskey, Winemaking. There’s free, security-patrolled, well-lit parking after 5:00 pm. You owe it to yourself to make an enquiry, we’ll reply promptly.
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
ph. +1 613-727-4723 x 5151
Brian Preston - Certified Sommelier
Brian has been a certified Sommelier for over 16 years involved in wine, beer and spirits education, conducting private tours of Niagara and Prince Edward County wineries, including several visits to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. He works with individuals conducting private tastings, restaurants, and institutions presenting special food/wine tasting suppers and events. He has traveled extensively to several wine regions of the world (thus being referred to as The Travelling Sommelier)
6 Polk Crescent, PO Box 112
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Having been fortunate enough to receive much tutelage along my journey, I feel a strong urge to pay it forward by sharing my passion for everything wine-related with my students and clients. The world of wine education need not be daunting, nor does it need to be an elitist society that excludes amateur enthusiasts by making them feel unskilled or unprepared. I want to put the world of wine knowledge in the hands of everyone, and ignite the same passion I feel about wine in others.