CCOVI Lecture Series
The lecture series will run every Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. until March 26. For a complete list of speakers and topics, visit the CCOVI Lecture series page on the CCOVI website.
March 3 to April 6: Online – WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
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.
Saturday, March 3 at 9:30 a.m. : OEVI 0N05 – WSET Level 1 Award in Wine
For individuals new to wine, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately and make food and wine pairings.
March 17 to April 20: Online – WSET Level 2 in Spirits
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 Spirits online.
This 5 week course includes 6 hours of study per week. However the course has no fixed study times – this course utilises on-line resources to allow students to study alongside their peers under the guidance of a WSET tutor. Each week includes a series of online activities, often based around group discussion, with an online tutor allocated to guide the students’ studies. A timed feedback test is provided at the end of each week for students to practice for the exam and assess their understanding of that week’s topics. Group tasting activities are also provided to familiarise students with the Systematic Approach to Tasting specific to spirits.
March 23 – 25: Cuvée Grand Tasting and Cuvée en Route
Join us as we celebrate our 30th annual Cuvée Grand Tasting on March 23 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.
Guests will have the opportunity to taste wines that were selected by each winemaker as their favourite. What wine will each winemaker choose? Their selections will be revealed at the tasting.
To complement the VQA wine selection, guests will also have the opportunity to sample signature dishes created at live cooking stations by local and guest chefs.
The Après Cuvée Party will keep the celebration going with dancing to Cuvée’s featured band – The Associates. Après Cuvée features sparkling wine, Icewine as well as local craft beer and cider stations.
Grand Tasting 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Après Cuvée party 9:30 p.m. to midnight
Continue your wine-weekend with the Cuvée en Route passport program, that runs from March 23 – March 25.
Buy your tickets today at cuvee.ca