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Wine Courses in Whistler

Take a wine certification course, for business or pleasure at our multi-award winning wine school

Overview

Fine Vintage is a leading provider of wine education in North America, run by James Cluer, Master of Wine.

In Whistler we offer best-in-class certification courses from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as well as Fine Vintage specialization courses.

Below you will find our course schedule, pricing, and full course descriptions. Enrollment takes less than 2 minutes. Required by the trade, desired by the enthusiast, get excited and register for your wine course today.TERMS: Full payment is charged at the time of registration. Your payment is non-refundable but you can transfer it once to another person or to a future course of the same type, if you contact us 14 days or more before the start date. In the rare event Fine Vintage has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund.

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Location

Delta Whistler Village Suites
The Whistler wine courses are run at the Delta Whistler Village Suites, at 4308 Main Street, in the heart of scenic Whistler Village. See map.

Instructors

Our wine classes are instructed by industry-leading professionals including Chris Giroux. We are renowned for our outstanding wine tastings, exceptional instruction and high pass rates. Meet your instructors.

WSET Courses

The WSET courses are the gold standard in professional wine education.
The Level 1 is the perfect place to start.
Who is this course for?
WSET Level 1 courses are perfect for the beginner and those with a basic knowledge.
No Prerequisites
WSET Certification
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1 day course
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Instructor: Chris Giroux
Price: $395.00
Early Bird Special. Book today while it lasts! Regularly $495.
1 day course
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Instructor: Chris Giroux
Price: $395.00
Early Bird Special. Book today while it lasts! Regularly $495.

Specialty Courses

by Fine Vintage

We offer a range of outstanding specialization courses so you can develop expertise in an area of particular interest. All of these award internationally recognized Fine Vintage certificates.
Who is this course for?
Dramatically improve your tasting skills, and become an expert in the wines of a major region.
No Prerequisites
Fine Vintage Certification
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1 day course
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Instructor: Chris Giroux
Price: $199.00
Theme: Wines of Bordeaux
1 day course
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Instructor: Chris Giroux
Price: $199.00
Theme: The Art of Blind Tasting
1 day course
Date: Saturday, September 10. 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Instructor: Chris Giroux
Price: $199.00
Theme: Classic Italian Wine Styles
1 day course
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Instructor: Chris Giroux
Price: $199.00
Theme: Sparkling Wines of the World

Online Courses

by Fine Vintage

The prestigious Fine Vintage Online certification courses are internationally renown, and can be entirely completed from the comfort of your home or office. Don’t let time or distance stand in your way.

Who is this course for?
Ideal for beginners and those with a basic knowledge of wine.
No Prerequisites
Fine Vintage Certification
See full course description
Online
Price: $99.00

Instructors

Location

The Whistler wine courses are run at the Delta Whistler Village Suiteslocated at 4308 Main Street, in the heart of scenic Whistler Village.

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Delta Whistler Village Suites

4308 Main Street, Whistler, BC V8E 1A9, Canada
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Tasting Glasses

When you come to our WSET Level 1 course we give you a beautiful set of 6 professional tasting glasses and a carry bag, included in the course fee. These are yours to keep forever. 

When you attend other courses we offer please bring your own tasting glasses back to use at the class.

If you need to get more glasses before a new course then you can purchase more for $45 a set.

If you do not start with the WSET Level 1 course then you need to purchase a set for $45 when you register.

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Testimonials

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.

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Chris Kirkham – Vancouver
WSET Diploma
I am a current Level 4 WSET Diploma student, taking all levels (2 through 4) with Fine Vintage. I chose Fine Vintage because they select top industry instructors who are relevant and relatable, the course work is well organized and clearly defined, the access to information is easy, and most importantly, those at Fine Vintage sincerely want to see you pass your course. Highly recommend!

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Meghan Brush – Vancouver

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