Basic Wine Course in Kamloops

Coming to Kamloops This Spring!!

WSET Wine Courses

Hi, I’m Joanne – a Kamloops native. Well, actually I live in Whistler now. But I’m a certified wine pro and I’m coming back to my hometown to share some wine fun with you. Wanna join me?!

More about me here.

Kamloops basic wine course

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Kamloops WSET

Wine tasting

Learn food + wine pairing

Wine service

Kamloops Edition Basic Wine Course

Level 1 in Wines

WSET is Recognized in over 70 countries

In-person Full-Day course in Kamloops, BC

Price: $599

Are you looking to take a WSET wine course online??  Click here

Looking to take the Level 2 wine course in Kamloops? Click here

No prerequisites !
Graduates receive a WSET certificate and A pin

WSET Level 1 in Wines


We'll cover 8 grape varieties and 16 wines from European wine regions. So, get ready to prime your palate - as we'll also cover the basics of food and wine pairing, how to store and serve wine and which glassware to use. We'll have 7 classroom hours to master the basics, taste 9 wines and leave you thirsty for more!

Registration Deadline:

Full day class from 8:45 am - 5:30 pm

Where: Not sure yet but likely downtown or near TRU

Cost: $599 CAD

Includes wines, your digital ebook, the exam and FREE access to my Ultimate Guide to WSET Level 1 in Wines - mobile-friendly quizzes (over 250 questions in drag+drop, multiple choice and written answers) to make sure you gain that coveted 'Distinction' grade on your exam !

Joanne says:

You'll receive an e-book code to access your digital textbook soon after payment and at least 1 week before the class starts. START STUDYING right away!

After payment, you'll also gain FREE access to my Ultimate Guide to WSET Level 1 in Wines - a mobile-friendly database of over 300 multiple choice and drag+drop questions. This guide will guarantee you a killer grade!

Class is from 8:45-5:30


Deadline for registration: We’re looking into it! Check back soon or email and she’ll put you on the mailing list when she releases the dates!

You take your exam on the same day as the class !


Class starts 8:45

  • Introduction
  • What is wine
  • Where the best places are for growing wine grapes
  • How to make wine
  • Wine types: still, sparkling, fortified, white, rosé, red
  • Ways to describe wines: dry, medium, sweet, acidity, tannin, alcohol, body, fruit, oak, and more

Morning Break  10:00 – 10:15

Class 10:15

  • The good stuff – white wines! Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sancerre, Chablis, White Burgundy, Champagne
  • Learn how to conduct a proper wine tasting using the SAT
  • Tasting of 2 white wines

Lunch 11:30 – 12:15

Class 12:15

  • Review
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/ Shiraz, Burgundy, Bordeaux
  • Tasting of 2 red wines using the SAT
  • Other wines: Prosecco, Cava, White Zinfandel, Beaujolais, Côtes du Rhône, Chianti, Rioja, Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Sauternes, Sherry, Port
  • How to properly store and serve wine

Afternoon Break 1:45 – 2:00

Class 2:00

  • Tasting of 6 wines using the SAT
  • Food and wine pairing
  • Wine games
  • Practice examination

Last Break to Prepare the Room 4:15-4:30

Exam 4:30 – 5:30

Who is WSET Level 1 For

Level 1 is a great place to start

your wine journey!

WSET’s Level 1 basic wine course is great fit for anyone interested in learning more about wine. So, this is a good place to start your wine journey!


Louis Pasteur, France

"A bottle of wine contains more philosophy than all the books in the world."

Your WSET Level 1 Exam

At the end of class, you’ll write your exam…

  •  you have 45 minutes
  • to answer 30 multiple choice questions
  • you must get 70% in order to pass the exam
  • you will not blind taste wines in the Level 1 exam

Exams are sent to London, England for marking and may take anywhere from 3-8 weeks to get your results.

Celebrate your wine mastery with pride as you receive your coveted lapel pin, a symbol of triumph and proof of passing your wine exam. You’ll also get a certificate signed by our WSET president upon passing!

Sign up today!

WSET Level 1

Upon payment, you'll receive the 'Specification' which tells you everything you need to know to pass your exam. You'll also gain immediate access to your FREE Ultimate Guide to WSET Level 1 in Wines.

What are you waiting for??

Wine quote:

Wine does not make you fat,
it makes you lean...
against walls, chairs
and funny people



Kind words from kind humans...

I wouldn’t be a success without hardworking students such as these fine humans…

[After taking WSET with Joanne], I started drinking a lot of wine and I'm able to tell the differences between them to serve my guests better.
After feeling totally overwhelmed aat the beginning [of the course], the online course [SommWine's Ultimate Guide] and revision structure definitely helped.
[Joanne] overprepared us for our exam. The online quizzes were so helpful for studying!
I now feel more confident about wine and able to classify all the information in my mind. I'm pleased with how much I've learned in such a short period
Joanne's enthusiasm is infectious and her wine knowledge vast. Would 100% recommend for anyone wanting to deepen their wine knowledge!
Jennifer Wang
Aspiring Sommelier, US
I now have more knowledge about grapes, terroir and winemaking processes and I'm confident to explain wine!

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Have any questions? Reach out to Joanne now!