Location: Montreal

Course Dates and Prices:

The following courses are now available.

Date & Time:Sunday, June 7, 2015, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: David Lawrason
Cost: $349.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Sat/Sun/Mon, Nov. 7-9, 2015, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: David Lawrason
Cost: $899.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Sun/Sat/Mon X 2, Nov. 21, 22, 23 & 28, 29, 30, 2015, 9:30am-5:00pm
** Instructors: David Lawrason & Lynn Coulthard** ½ hour exam prep each day from 5:00pm-5:30pm
Cost: $1,525.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)

Check back soon for upcoming courses.


All courses take place in English. 


David Lawrason will instruct the courses with assistance from our team of expert instructors.


All Courses take place at Académie Culinaire, located at 360, rue Champ-de-Mars, in Montreal. Paid parking is available.

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Starter Kit:

You will need to purchase a starter kit, consisting of 6 ISO tasting glasses in a carry bag ($45 plus tax) unless you have already purchased one from us for a previous course. You will be given the kit on the first day of the course and they are yours to keep.

Everyone appreciates having their own professional wine tasting glasses so you can practice at home and then bring your own glasses to the course.



Montreal Wine School

The Fine Vintage wine school offers WSET wine courses and Sommelier courses in Montreal, Quebec. Wine tasting courses in Montreal are available for wine enthusiasts and wine industry members including wine importers, agents, wine sales representatives, servers, sommeliers, wine store staff, winemakers and grape growers. Wine tasting courses are available at Agnus Dei, located in Montreal, QC. WSET Foundation Certificate, WSET Intermediate Certificate and WSET Advanced Certificate programs. Fine Vintage is the leading provider of wine education in Canada.

Fine Vintage Ltd, Winner of the Riedel Trophy for WSET Educator of the Year 2011

On January 23rd, 2012, at a ceremony in London, Fine Vintage Ltd was awarded the most sought-after trophy amongst wine schools around the world - The Riedel Trophy for WSET Educator of the Year 2011.

Fine Vintage Ltd is a leading provider of wine education in Canada. 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. They are designed for both members of the wine industry, as well as, wine enthusiasts who want to expand their knowledge. The unparalleled expertise of our instructors, combined with our friendly, approachable style, make our Montreal wine tasting courses both highly enjoyable and informative.

Fine Vintage Ltd is owned and operated by James Cluer, Master of Wine. Fine Vintage operates 13 WSET wine schools providing Sommelier courses and wine tasting courses in Canada, the United States and Italy. Fine Vintage wine schools are available in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, Kelowna, Penticton, the Napa Valley, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Tuscany, Italy.

As a passionate and enthusiastic wine educator, James Cluer draws on his 18 years of international experience to make the WSET wine courses fascinating, fun and always delivered in a relaxed style. He has worked with high profile winemakers in France, Australia and California,  and visited the majority of the world's top wine regions. He has taught over 3,500 students the WSET wine courses and has one of the highest pass rates in the industry.

If you want to learn more about our Montreal  Wine School, please contact us today.