Location: Calgary

Course Dates and Prices:

The following courses are now available.

WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WINES
Date & Time:Saturday, June 25, 2016, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Jennifer Book
Cost: $399.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Tuesdays, Sept. 13, 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm
**Instructor: Matthew Leslie
Cost: $499.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD IN SPIRITS
Date & Time:Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Matthew Leslie
Cost: $349.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, spirits and all study materials)
WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES & SPIRITS
Date & Time:Sat/Sun/Sun, May 28 & 29 & June 5, 2016, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructors: Jenny Book and Matt Leslie
Cost: $995.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Tuesdays, Oct. 11-Dec. 6, 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm
**Instructor: Jennifer Book
Cost: $995.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time: 5-week online course (see link above for session dates)
Tutor: Will be assigned by the WSET UK
Exam: Held at any of our Canadian locations on selected dates
Cost: $695.00 (includes WSET exam, online instruction and all study materials)
WSET LEVEL 3 AWARD IN WINES & SPIRITS
Date & Time:Wednesdays, March 16 - June 29, 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm
**Instructor: Marnie Harfield & Jennifer Book ****½ hour exam prep each night from 8:30pm-9:00pm*** (No class on June 1st).
Cost: $1,575.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
[This class is full - please contact us to be added to the waiting list]
Date & Time:Sat/Sun x 3, June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2016, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Jennifer Book & Marnie Harfield
Cost: $1,525.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Wednesdays, Sept. 7 - Dec. 14, 2016, 6:00pm-9:00pm
**Instructor: Jennifer Book & Marnie Harfield ****½ hour exam prep each night from 8:30pm-9:00pm***
Cost: $1,575.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
WSET LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN WINES & SPIRITS
Date & Time:Saturday, September 26, 2015 - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Cost: $9,975.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
[This class is full - please contact us to be added to the waiting list]
Date & Time:Saturday, September 17, 2016 - Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Cost: $9,975.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
CANADIAN WINE SCHOLAR
Date & Time:Sat/Sun, June 18 & 19, 2016, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: David Lawrason ** WSET Level 2 is a prerequisite for this course ***
Cost: $799.00
FRENCH WINE PROFESSIONAL
Date & Time:Sat/Sun June 4 & 5, 2016, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Marnie Harfield
Cost: $795.00
SOMMELIER CERTIFICATION
Date & Time:Fri/Sat/Sun, Sept 9, 10 & 11, 2016, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Marnie Harfield ***WSET Level 3 is a prerequisite for this course ***
Cost: $995.00
SENSORY COURSES
Date & Time:Sunday, May 29, 2016, 9:30am-5:00pm
**Instructor: David Munro
Cost: $350.00
Date & Time:Monday May 30, 2016, 9:30am-5:00pm
**Instructor: David Munro
Cost: $350.00
THE BUSINESS OF WINE
Date & Time:Saturday, May 28, 2016, 1:00pm-5:30pm
**Instructor: David Munro
Cost: $249.00
[This class is full - please contact us to be added to the waiting list]
Date & Time:Sunday, Nov. 26, 2016, 1:00pm-5:30pm
**Instructor: David Munro
Cost: $249.00

 

Instructors:

Jenny Book and Marnie Harfield instruct the Level 1-3 courses.  Please see specific course details for Level 4 instructors.

Location:

The wine courses are run at the University of Calgary Downtown Campus, located on 906 - 8th Ave SW, Calgary. Covered parking in U of C building (west side) for a fee; or street meter parking. Click here to view a map.

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.

 

 

Calgary Wine School

The Fine Vintage wine school offers WSET wine courses and Sommelier courses in Calgary, Alberta. Wine tasting courses in Calgary are available for wine enthusiasts and industry members including wine importers, agents, wine sales representatives, servers, sommeliers, wine store staff, winemakers and grape growers. Wine tasting courses are available at University of Calgary Downtown Campus in Calgary, AB. WSET Level 1, 2 and 3 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 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 Calgary, Alberta 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 Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Penticton, Montreal, 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 Calgary  Wine School, please contact us today.