Fine Vintage is a family-owned company, operated by James Cluer. As a Master of Wine, James is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on wine. Since 1953 there have only been 38 MW's in North America and 322 worldwide. He is known in the industry as “the nose of wine”, is a professional wine judge, and has been profiled in Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Drinks Business, TIME magazine, Travel + Leisure, Bloomberg, Forbes, Conde Nast, national newspapers, and many more. The US government has officially certified him as a genius, much to the amusement of his close friends.
Established in 1995, Fine Vintage Ltd operates in 15 countries. We are the leading wine education provider in North America, the largest luxury wine tour company in Canada, run two home delivery clubs, and 15 wine jobs recruitment websites. We have performed consultancy services for two Canadian governments, Qatar Airways (ranked the world’s best airline in 2015), Crystal Cruises, Fairmont and Marriott Hotels, and several of the most famous wineries in the world. James is currently the General Manager for two new wineries and also judges at prestigious international wine competitions and writes for newspapers and magazines.
We run 10 WSET wine schools in cities across Canada and the United States, as well as one in Italy at Antinori’s beautiful palazzo in Florence. 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, and have since tripled our student numbers. Our wine schools are endorsed by Universities and Colleges and we pride ourselves on our high pass rates, expert instructors and outstanding quality wines.
We also run popular luxury wine tours to 5 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. 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. It’s free to sign up and receive our email offers of extraordinary wines. We have won major awards from Wine Spectator and Business Traveller magazines for our wine selections and James’ palate is trusted by billion dollar corporations worldwide.
Our company is also the leading operator of wine jobs recruitment websites, with sites in 15 countries. We assist the trade and job seekers with the #1 ranked sites in www.winejobsCanada.com, www.winejobsEngland.co.uk, www.winejobsHongKong.com, www.winejobsUSA.com and many other countries. 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. He is a professional consultant Wine Buyer for airlines and luxury hotel groups. 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.
With offices in Napa Valley and Vancouver, James spends his days running Fine Vintage with his wife, taking care of his two children, and enjoying a few glasses of wine along the way.
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