About our

WSET certified Wine courses

Based in London, England
Recognized in over 70 countries

SommWine is an approved Program Provider for WSET

 

All of our in-person courses are offered in Whistler, Canada

 

No prerequisites !
Graduates receive a WSET certificate and A pin

Level 1 WSET Certification

Beginner

We'll cover 8 grape varieties and 16 wines from European wine regions. 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 6 classroom hours to master the basics, taste 9 wines and leave you thirsty for more!

Next class starts September 12th, 2022 at the Whistler Chamber of Commerce

Full day class from 9-5;
Exam the following week on September 19th from 11-12 pm

Where: Whistler Chamber of Commerce
4230 Gateway Drive

Cost: $599 CAD

Registration Deadline: September 7th, 2022
Class date: September 12th
Examination Date: September 19th

Level 2 WSET Certification

Intermediate

We'll cover 22 grape varieties and 70 European wines. Level 2 has no prerequisite courses, but get ready to dive deep into the world of wine! We'll discuss food and wine pairing, how to store wine and which glassware to use.

You will be tasting 43 different wines!

Next class starts September 20th, 2022 at the Whistler Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday evenings from 5:30-9pm

Where: Whistler Chamber of Commerce
4230 Gateway Drive

Cost: $1350 CAD

Registration Deadline: September 12th, 2022
First Class: September 20th, 2022
Examination Date: November 22nd, 2022

No prerequisites !
Graduates receive A WSET certificate and A pin

Level 2 is a prerequisite to taking Level 3
Graduates receive a WSET certificate and A pin

We need at least 8 people to run level 3.

Sign up here and I'll reach out to you in January to confirm if we have a class together! No payments for now!

Level 3 WSET Certification

Advanced

In this advanced WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course, students will master terms to be able to describe wines of the world as well as explain the cost, quality and commercial value of the wines.

So, advance your blind tasting wine skills! Know how to store wines meant for ageing and serve them with class. You'll also be able to recommend food pairings to go with them!

Oh yes, and you'll taste 56 different wines!

Next class starts March 2023 at the Whistler Chamber of Commerce

Where: Whistler Chamber of Commerce
4230 Gateway Drive

Cost: $1999 CAD

Sign up deadline: January 22nd, 2023

Payment Deadline: February 2023

Anonymous

"Life is too short to drink bad wine"

A funny photo of a blindfolded woman guessing what the wine is

“I enjoyed every minute of the class - the wines, the wine games and our online quizzes were so helpful in passing the exam!"

Lillian Myrie

”Joanne was great! Friendly, personable and knew how to keep a crowd of people focused on the tasting"
Steve Badger
Host, Deep Cove, BC
"Joanne's enthusiasm is infectious and her wine knowledge Vast. Would 100% recommend for anyone wanting to deepen their wine knowledge."
Jennifer Wang
US
"[Joanne] overprepared us for our exam. The online practice quizzes were so helpful for studying
Sam Knox
Wine director, Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler

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