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.

Establish in 1995, Fine Vintage Ltd operates in 15 countries. We are the leading WSET wine education provider in North America, the largest luxury wine tour company in Canada, run two home delivery clubs, 10 wine jobs recruitment websites, and consult to airlines, cruise lines, retailers and act as General Manager for 2 wineries. James judges at prestigious international wine competitions and writes for newspapers and magazines.

We run 16 WSET wine schools in cities across Canada and the United States, as well as one in Florence at Antinori’s palazzo. In 2012 our WSET wine schools were awarded the most sought-after trophy amongst wine schools, the Riedel trophy for WSET Educator of the Year. Over 550 wine schools in 65 countries compete for this trophy. In essence, this means we were voted as the best wine school organization in the world.

Our wine schools are endorsed by Universities and Colleges.  We pride ourselves on our high pass rates, expert instructors and outstanding quality wines.  We have been contracted to run private WSET courses by two Canadian governments, Fairmont Hotels and Qatar Airways amongst others.

We also run very popular luxury wine tours to 10 destinations around the world. These are hosted by a Master of Wine and we provide access to the most iconic chateaux and estates. In addition to the educational aspect there are lavish lunches and dinners with the owners and winemakers, making the trips a lot of fun. These are luxurious wine tours that are suited to the student of wine, the collector, and the novice who simply wants a fun trip to the great estates. 

Fine Vintage also gives wine lovers the opportunity to buy wines through our home delivery clubs in Canada and the United States www.finevintagewineclub.com. As an independent company our goal is to select the best quality possible at an outstanding value. So take the hassle out of buying wine and leave it to us. It’s what we do for a living for airlines, luxury hotel groups and many others. We have won major awards from Wine Spectator and Business Traveller magazine for our wine selections.

Our company is also the leading operator of wine jobs recruitment websites. We assist the trade and job seekers through our recruitment websites, with the #1 ranked sites in www.winejobsCanada.com, www.winejobsEngland.co.uk, www.winejobsHongKong.com, www.winejobsUSA.com as well as sites in Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and California. There are thousands of jobs listed on our various sites.

Fine Vintage also operates a Consultancy division. James acts as General Manager for two wineries in Canada and consults to other prestige wineries in classic areas. For the last 10 years we have been the Wine Consultant to Qatar Airways, ranked the world’s best airline in 2011 and 2012. Finally, we are contracted to write articles for various magazines and newspapers like The Vancouver Sun, write a popular blog, and produce videos on the leading wineries in the world. 

Whatever you decide to do with Fine Vintage, we aim to provide you with a 1st class experience. Thank you for considering our company.

James Cluer MW