about our

wine courses

With Sommwine’s online wine courses you learn from home when it suits your schedule.

WSET certified wine courses are offered in Whistler, Canada. Classes are held once a week.

Which course should I take?

Sommwine courses...

WSET courses ...

online videos

certification is recognized in 70 countries

choose your own topics; just the ones that matter to you most

classroom instruction

practice what you’ve learned through online quizes, games + flashcards

textbook and exam included

access help from colleagues and your instructor by posting your querries in an online forum

structured in-class tastings according to the Systematic Approach to Tasting

learn at your own pace

certificate and pin provided upon completion

focuses on sustainable wines and producers

certificate and pin provided upon completion

Who these courses are for...


designed for people in any occupation who want to describe wine accurately and confidently and to choose the correct wine for all occasions

focuses on sustainable wines and producers


especially for people wanting a career in the wine trade as sellers, buyers and retailers

great for people who work for international hotel chains

Who these courses are NOT for...



not for people who work in an international hotel chain or require an internationally recognized course

not for people who are looking for information about sustainable or organic wines

not for people who don’t live near Whistler, BC because you must attend classes and an exam there

not for people who don’t enjoy intense structure in their study regime