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WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.

In the last academic year over 72,000 candidates sat a WSET exam in 73 countries.

Level 1 Award In Wines

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced wine professional, the WSET Award in Wines is a fantastic course to increase your knowledge. This one-day course provides the foundation of wine knowledge as well as insight into food and wine pairing. Successful candidates will receive the WSET Level 1 Certificate.

August 27, 2022

August 27, 2022

Beddington Tasting Centre

Join us on Aug. 27 at 9:30am - 5:30pm at our Beddington Tasting Centre to receive the WSET Level 1 Certificate. 

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October 2, 2022

October 2, 2022

Oakridge Tasting Centre

Join us on Oct. 2 at 9:30am - 5:30pm at our Oakridge Tasting Centre to receive the WSET Level 1 Certificate. 

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Level 2 Award In Wines

An all-encompassing course designed for the wine enthusiast who wants to increase their knowledge and an industry standard for professionals. This course covers all the major grape varieties, where they are grown, and how to taste wine using the Systematic Approach to Tasting. Successful participants will receive the WSET Level 2 Certificate.

It is a 3 Full-day course - Textbooks and workbook package will be provided ahead of time for advance study – The examination is a 50 question multiple choice exam.

March 4, 5, & 18, 2023

March 4, 5, & 18, 2023

Crowfoot Tasting Centre

Join us at our Crowfoot Tasting Centre for a 3-day course to receive WSET Level 2 Award in Wines certificate. 

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Level 3 Award In Wines

This course will be completed over a 10 week period at our Mid Town Tasting Centre, texts and workbooks will be provided in advance. The exam consists of a blind tasting component, multiple choice section and detailed written answers. Additional 2-3 hour classes are included with your tuition fees for fine tuning blind tasting techniques and written exam question answer practice.

Registration can be made through full payment and we will then contact you to provide workbooks. Partial payment is also an option to secure your placement in the course by contacting Andrew Paulsen - apaulsen@coopwinespiritsbeer.com or Kevin Schorath - kschorath@coopwinespiritsbeer.com

Starting September 20, 2022

Starting September 20, 2022

Mid Town Tasting Centre

Dates & Times of Instruction: 
- September 20, 27 & October 4*
- October 18, 25
- November 1, 8, 15, 22, & 29
- December 6 & 13*
- January 10, 17, 24, & 31
- Exam and Tasting Test is on January 31, 2023

Classes will run from 6pm to 9:30pm Tuesday evenings at Coop Wine Spirits Beer Tasting Center at Mid Town, Corner of 11th Street and 10th Ave SW.

*No classes on the following dates: October 11, December 20 & 27, January 3

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Level 1 Award in Spirits

A beginner level introduction to spirits for those starting a career in the industry or pursuing an interest in spirits.

For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

September 10, 2022

September 10, 2022

Shawnessy Tasting Centre

Join us on Sept. 10 from 9:30am - 5:30pm at our Shawnessy Tasting Centre to receive the WSET Level 1 Certificate. 

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November 5, 2022

November 5, 2022

Shawnessy Tasting Centre

Join us on November 5 from 9:30am - 5:30pm at our Shawnessy Tasting Centre to receive the WSET Level 1 Certificate. 

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Certified Beer Enthusiast

Prud’Homme Beer Certification

This introductory course in beer education is designed for participants interested in furthering their knowledge and interest in beer.

The focus will be on brewing ingredients and processes, tasting concepts, pouring and serving concepts, and will also include an introduction to draught systems and food and beer pairings.

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