Location: Vancouver

Course Dates and Prices:

The following courses are now available.

Date & Time:Tuesdays, Sept 15 - Oct 6, 2015: 6:00pm-9:00pm
**Instructor: Lynn Coulthard
Cost: $499.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015: 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Chris Giroux
Cost: $349.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Sat/Sun/Sat, Sept. 19, 20 & 26, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Lynn Coulthard
Cost: $995.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Tuesdays, Oct 13-Dec 8, 2015: 6:00pm-9:00pm
**Instructor: David Munro
Cost: $995.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Wednesdays, Sep 2-Dec 16, 2015: 6:00pm-8:30pm
**Instructor: Lynn Coulthard **½ hour exam prep each night from 8:30pm-9:00pm NO CLASS ON NOV. 11 (Remembrance Day)
Cost: $1,525.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Sat/Sun/Mon x 2, Oct 31-Nov 2 & Nov 14-16, 2015: 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Lynn Coulthard & Chris Giroux
Cost: $1,525.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Sunday, November 8, 2015, 9:30am-5:00pm
**Instructor: David Munro
Cost: $350.00
Date & Time:Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015: 1:00pm-5:30pm
******We currently only offer this course once per year in Vancouver, so please register in advance if you are interested in attending. Thank you. ***Instructor: Lynn Coulthard
Cost: $199.00



Lynn Coulthard  and David Munro instruct all WSET courses in Vancouver with assistance from other members of our team. The instructors for the Fine Vintage Certificate courses are noted on the page about each course.


The Vancouver wine courses are run at BCIT (downtown campus), in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The address is BCIT Downtown, 555 Seymour Street (between Dunsmuir & Pender). Parking is ideally located underground.

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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.


Vancouver  Wine School

Fine Vintage Ltd. offers Wine courses and Sommelier courses in Vancouver, BC. Wine tasting courses in Vancouver are available for wine enthusiasts and wine industry members including wine importers, sommeliers, wine sales representatives, wine store staff, agents, servers, winemakers and grape growers. Wine tasting courses are available at the Vancouver BCIT downtown campus. We offer WSET certificate programs offered in partnership with the University of British Columbia. Fine Vintage is Canada’s leading provider of wine education and runs internationally respected wine schools.

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 offers 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 Vancouver, British Columbia wine tasting courses both highly enjoyable and informative.

Fine Vintage Ltd is owned and operated by James Cluer, Master of Wine. Fine Vintage, based in Vancouver, BC, 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 Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Penticton, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, 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 Vancouver Wine School, please contact us today.