CANADIAN WINE SCHOLAR

Required by the trade, desired by the enthusiast, get your professional certification on Canadian wine. Students who successfully complete this course will be able to use the title CWS.

Fine Vintage is the creator and sole provider of the Fine Vintage Canadian Wine Scholar certification program. The program was developed by James Cluer MW, David Lawrason and David Munro.

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Canadian wine industry is extremely dynamic and growing rapidly. There are over 700 wineries spread across 6 provinces employing over 37,000 people and generating over $9 billion in grape-related economic impact. The changes in the last 25 years are nothing short of staggering.

In this course you will learn about:

  • All the major and minor wine regions in Canada
  • Terroirs, key producers, and trends
  • The appellations and laws
  • The monopolies and distribution
  • Taste over 30 benchmark examples

PAYMENTS

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.

TASTINGS & INSTRUCTION

During the 2 day course you will taste over 30 benchmark examples of wines from the leading producers in a wide variety of styles. You will taste wines from the key appellations as well as those from Nova Scotia, Quebec and Vancouver Island.

A select handful of our instructors teach this course, including Canada’s leading expert. They have in-depth knowledge and experience in Canadian wine. Our extensive study guide is updated annually and is the reference text for the country.

CERTIFICATION

At the end of the 2nd day there is a 50 question closed-book multiple-choice exam. We have a 94% pass rate and prepare you well for the exam. Upon successful completion you will receive a beautiful Fine Vintage certificate. This is highly regarded by employers.

COURSE FORMAT

2 FULL DAYS | from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm with a one hour break for lunch


Become a Canadian Wine Scholar


Expert Instruction & Extensive Tastings


Get your Certification

FOR DATES, PRICES AND TO REGISTER

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.

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WHO TAKES THIS COURSE?

We welcome both wine enthusiasts and the trade. Many people are curious to learn about all the regions in Canada and taste their wines.

Your classmates will include people in the trade, sometimes at a high level, as well as those just looking for a fun weekend learning about their passion.

COURSE PREPARATION

STUDY GUIDE

As soon as you register we email you a PDF study guide that is over 50 pages. It’s fascinating, and you can read it prior to the course so you are well prepared. We also send you a Key Facts document. Hard copies are given out at the course.

TASTING GLASSES

If you have taken a course with us before then please bring your Fine Vintage tasting glasses with you.

If you do not have our set of 6 tasting glasses you will need to purchase them at registration for $45. These are then yours to keep forever.

LOCATIONS, DATES & PRICES

Select a city to see upcoming dates, prices and register

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.

TESTIMONIALS

HEIDI LORCH

It was truly a pleasure and privilege to take several courses offered by Fine Vintage. The Canadian Wine Scholar course in particular was a catalyst for my viticultural career. It was brimming with information on wine regions from coast to coast and showed a magnificent variety of exceptional wines. The key ingredient for me was David Lawrason’s invaluable expertise, approachable style and passion for the content. I highly recommend it for novices and aficionados.


HEIDI LORCH – TORONTO/OKANAGAN

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ONLINE COURSES

Can’t make it to one of our courses?  Don’t let time or distance stand in your way.  Do it Online!

We have a variety of fantastic online wine certification courses that you can take from the comfort of your home or office.

Register today for a WSET wine course from the Fine Vintage wine school and get the best wine education available in North America.

FOR DATES, PRICES AND TO REGISTER

Only $100 is due at the time of registration.  The balance is paid 3 weeks before the course starts.