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...

  • online videos
  • choose your own topics; just the ones that matter to you most
  • practice what you’ve learned through online quizes, games + flashcards
  • access help from colleagues and your instructor by posting your querries in an online forum
  • learn at your own pace
  • focuses on sustainable wines and producers

WSET courses ...

  • certification is recognized in 70 countries
  • classroom instruction
  • textbook and exam included
  • structured in-class tastings according to the Systematic Approach to Tasting
  • certificate and pin provided upon completion
  • 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