Wine Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Wine Course Overview
Winner of the Riedel Trophy for WSET Educator of the Year 2011
Fine Vintage is the leading provider of wine education in Canada and the USA. We offer the WSET courses, which are professional qualifications in wine with international recognition. If you want to learn about wine, for business or pleasure, then these internationally recognized wine courses are perfect.
The series includes the Level 1 Award in Wines, Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits and Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits.
- The Level 1 Award in Wines course is ideal for the absolute beginner and those with a basic knowledge of wine.
- The Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits course is a step up, and goes into more depth about classic grape varieties and wine producing countries.
- The Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits course is for the serious trade professional or passionate enthusiast.
What about the WSET exam? At the end of each WSET wine course there is an exam. Upon successful completion you will be sent a Certificate from the WSET in the UK which represents a formal qualification in wine. We will prepare you for these exams and have a very high pass rate. Upon completion of the WSET Advanced students can use the title "WSET Certified".
Who takes our courses? Our wine courses are appropriate for general interest wine enthusiasts as well as the trade. These typically include wine importers, agents, sales representatives, servers, sommeliers, retail store staff, and even winemakers and grape growers. At least 50% of all people are taking the courses for general interest.
Availability/Registration: Course availability and Registration can be completed by visting the Edmonton section of the Fine Vintage Ltd. webpage.
Location? The Edmonton wine courses are run at The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). The address is 11762 - 106 Street, Edmonton. The courses will be held in the Ernest's Dining Room which is located on the first floor of the "U" Building.
Parking: There is day parking right across the street from the "U" Building. Download a copy of NAIT's Campus Map.
Fine Vintage Overview
Fine Vintage is owned and operated by James Cluer. As a Master of Wine, James is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on wine. There are only 38 MW's in North America and 312 worldwide.
In January 2012, Fine Vintage beat out over 500 wine schools in 55 countries to be awarded the “Riedel trophy for WSET Educator of the Year”. In essence, this means we were voted as the best wine school in the world.
Fine Vintage has a team of the most knowledgeable wine experts, all of whom have the WSET Diploma and many of whom are enrolled in the Master of Wine program. In addition to the expert instruction, we pour outstanding wines so you’ll be able to taste benchmark examples. We have one of the highest pass rates in the industry and yet we make the learning fun in a relaxed atmosphere.
In addition to the wine schools, Fine Vintage runs wine tours to classic wine regions, operates a successful Consultancy division, and assists the trade and job seekers through our recruitment website, www.winejobscanada.com (the leading wine job website in Canada).