Overview of our wine courses
Is this your first wine course?
We recommend starting with the introductory WSET Level 1 for a fantastic day learning all about the world of wine and tasting 14 different classics.
Discover All Our Courses
We offer the prestigious WSET courses. You can supplement these with the Fine Vintage specialization courses, or take it online.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is the gold standard in wine education with international recognition in 70 countries. These courses are professional qualifications in wine.
Dramatically improve your tasting skills at a Sensory Masterclass, and become an expert in a region's wines.
Over 42,000 students have trusted us with their wine education since 1995. Enroll today and follow your passion!
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Who Takes Our Courses?
Our courses are enjoyed by wine enthusiasts, trade professionals, and those looking to launch a career. People with a wide range of backgrounds and experience enjoy our classes.
WSET LEVEL 1
I’ve completed WSET 1 & 2 through Fine Vintage’s weekend courses, and I cannot recommend them enough. Particularly for those who work full time such as myself, the weekend courses are a great way to pursue an education in wine while juggling a busy schedule. The programs are well structured and paced, and the instructors are enthusiastic and personable – creating an enjoyable and manageable learning environment.
ELIZABETH TATARA – NEW YORK CITY
WSET LEVEL 2
I cannot say enough good things about Fine Vintage and their WSET course offerings. I have completed Level 2 and 3 and am currently working towards my Diploma. Their instructors are extremely knowledgeable, the content is comprehensive but delivered in an approachable manner, and the breadth and quality of wine is exceptional. I highly recommend Fine Vintage for both personal interest as well as those aspiring to a career in the beverage industry.
CHRIS KIRKHAM – VANCOUVER
Having taken the first three levels of WSET as well as the Sensory Course and the French Wine Professional Course, I would highly recommend Fine Vintage courses to anyone looking to learn more about wine and expand their palate. The level of instruction is absolutely phenomenal and with their lively, upbeat approach to learning, the teachers make it so fun! Fine Vintage does not spare any expense on class examples either! You will taste some of the most delicious wines in your life! Regardless of the level, these are 5 star Wine Education Courses!
CHELCIA PETERSEN – CALGARY
FRENCH WINE SCHOLAR
I was always so confused by all the different wine regions, grapes, and labels in France but I love French wines. This course made sense of it all and taught me the about the most important wines and we tasted some amazing ones! I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in France and it is especially useful if you are about to do the WSET level 3.
GARRET MCDONNALD – VANCOUVER
Why Study with Fine Vintage?
We have been awarded the prestigious Riedel Trophy for Educator of the Year, and shortlisted three other times. That’s more than any other wine school in the world.
Our instructors are leading experts, including Masters of Wine and Master of Wine candidates.
We have exceptional pass rates & we pour outstanding wines.
Our engaging and unique presentations, packed with videos, are the best in wine education.
There are exams at the end of every course, except Sensory MasterClass and The Business of Wine. We have some of the highest pass rates in the world for the WSET courses, including 97% at Level 1 and 96% for Level 2.
Our goal is to ensure that every student feels prepared for the exams by coaching you in class.
We give you extensive practice questions to help prepare you. And just to set your mind at ease we offer one free re-sit for the WSET Level 1 course, just in case.
Fine Vintage is family owned and operated. We aim to give you a first class experience and help you learn, explore and master the world of wine.
James Cluer, Master of Wine
Course Notifications & MasterClass Events
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Our MasterClass events are opportunities to meet and learn from the Winemakers and Proprietors of the great estates. These are fabulous one-off events that take place in the evenings.