January dates and deadlines

January 12 – 28: Niagara Icewine Festival. Running three consecutive weekends in January (12 -14, 19 -23, 26 – 28).

January 15 – February 10
OEVI 0N02 – Wines of Ontario
This is a special interest course focused on the wines of Ontario: how they are grown and made. Become familiar with VQA wines and the viticultural areas in which they are grown.

For more information on this course, click here. To register click here.

January 15 – March 26: 2018 CCOVI Lecture Series
The popular annual lecture series will return on January 15 with a special tribute to the late Dr. Karl J. Kaiser. David Sheppard, winemaker at Flat Rock Cellars, will present Kaiser’s popular talk, “Pinot Noir: The Savage Yet Seductive Grape” in honour of the industry mogul. The presentation will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on Monday, January 15. The lecture series will run every Monday from then on until March 26. More details about presenters and speech topics will be announced soon. Find out more about the CCOVI Lecture series.

January 16 – May 1: OEVI 0N07 – WSET Level 3 Award in Wine
This course is intended to provide in-depth knowledge of a wide range of wines from around the world and is open to students who hold the WSET Level 2 Award or can demonstrate knowledge acquired at the Level 2 award level through completion of an entrance test and sufficient experience in the wine industry.
This qualification is also suitable for the wine enthusiast wishing to build on knowledge gained at Level 2.
This qualification will assist those who may be required to make professional evaluations of wines as to its quality and commercial value.  Level 3 will provide registrants with in depth product knowledge that, in turn, will strengthen and support your job skills in product selection for the retail and hospitality sectors.
This qualification is also suitable for the wine enthusiast wishing to build on knowledge gained at Level 2.

For more information on this course, click here. To register, click here.

January 17 – April 4: OEVI 0N03 – Wine Regions of the World
This is a special interest course designed to deepen and refine your wine tasting skills as you explore the major wine regions of the world. Discover wines from historic Old World regions as well as the emerging New World wine regions including South Africa and New Zealand.

For more information on this course, click here. To register, click here

January 27 – March 2: Online – WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
Registration Deadline: Friday Jan. 12, 2018
For students living more than 30 miles from Brock University, or otherwise unable to attend scheduled in-class programs, CCOVI offers the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits online.
WSET Level 2: Wines and Spirits provides fundamental product knowledge and lays the foundation for the Systematic Approach to Tasting.  The Level 2 Award is ideal for those entering a profession in the wine and spirit industry, as well as for the enthusiast who wishes to broaden their knowledge in a structured way.

For more information on this course, click here. To register, click here.

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