Dates and Deadlines

  • June Dates & Deadlines

    CONTINUING EDUCATION: Courses

    June 29 to July 26: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 1 AWARD IN WINE
    This is a beginner level wine course for those starting a wine career or those wishing to explore wine for personal interest.  There is no prerequisite to register.
    Registration Deadline: June 22, 2020 (10 am)
    For more information and to register click here.

    June 8 to July 12: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES
    Explore major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown, the styles of wines produced from these grapes and key classifications and labelling terminology.
    Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2020 (10 am)
    For more information and to register click here.

    June 22 to July 26: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES
    Explore major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown, the styles of wines produced from these grapes and key classifications and labelling terminology.
    Registration Deadline: 
    June 15, 2020 (10 am)
    For more information and to register click here.

    Monday June 1 to June 28: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 1 IN SPIRITS
    This is a beginner level course for those starting a career in the spirits industry or those wishing to explore spirits for personal interest.  There is no prerequisite to register.
    Registration Deadline:  May 25, 2020 (10 am)
    For more information and to register click here.

    Monday June 29 to August 2: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 2 IN SPIRITS
    A specialized program for individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs. You’ll learn about the production methods and characteristics of the main spirit categories while also exploring key brands and the use of spirits in cocktails.
    Registration Deadline:  June 22, 2020 (10 am)
    For more information and to register click here.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION: online exam options

    Starting June 1st WSET students will be able to take their English language examinations for WSET Level 1 (Wine or Spirits) as well as WSET Level 2 (Wine or Spirits) on a computer at their home. Examinations may now be taken using Remote Invigilation (RI) technology. RI enables a candidate to sit their Level 1 exam on a computer in a secure, invigilated environment from their home where they are monitored via webcam, screen sharing technology and a secondary recording device. If you are interested in taking your examination by Remote Invigilation, please review the Candidate Information-Remote Invigilation document to assess your suitability for this type of examination. There is an additional charge to take your examination by RI (see below). Contact Barb Tatarnic at ccovi@brocku.ca if you have any questions and to confirm that you have read the Candidate Information–Remote Invigilation document and will proceed to register for your examination. See registration links below.

    * Requests received past the Registration Deadline cannot be accepted.

    WSET LEVEL 1 IN WINE:  Monday June 15 – 6-6:45 p.m. (45 minutes)
    Registration Deadline:  May 22 (by 4 pm). Register Here

    WSET LEVEL 1 IN WINE:  Monday June 29 from 6-6:45 pm – 45 minutes
    Registration Deadline: 
    June 5 (by 4 pm). Register here

    WSET LEVEL 1 IN WINE:  Monday July 13 from 6-6:45 pm – 45 minutes
    Registration Deadline: 
    June 19 (by 4 pm). Register here

     

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  • March Dates & Deadlines

    Continuing Education

    March 2 to April 5: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES
    Explore major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown, the styles of wines produced from these grapes and key classifications and labelling terminology.
    Registration for this course is now closed.

    March 16 to April 19: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 2 IN SPIRITS
    A specialized program for individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs. You’ll learn about the production methods and characteristics of the main spirit categories while also exploring key brands and the use of spirits in cocktails.
    For more information and to register click here.

    March 23 to April 26: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES
    Explore major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown, the styles of wines produced from these grapes and key classifications and labelling terminology.
    For more information and to register click here.

    CCOVI Lecture Series

    March 9: Sudarsana Poojari
    CCOVI Senior Virologist, Brock University
    Topic: “
    Advances in the diagnosis of grapevine virus diseases.”

    March 16: Jim Willwerth
    CCOVI Senior Viticulturist, Brock University
    Topic: “A decade of freezing buds and blankets. The trials and tribulations of cold hardiness and freeze protection research.”

    March 23: Belinda Kemp
    CCOVI Senior Oenologist, Brock University
    Topic: “Effect on honey, dusty off-flavours and acetic acid in sparkling wines made from varying amounts of sour rotten grapes.”

    March 30: Lester Kwong
    Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Brock University
    Topic: “Judging Wines: Preferences, Evaluation, and Aggregation.”

    affiliated events

    March 16: ICCWS 2020 early bird deadline
    The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS) is coming to Canada from July 12 to 16, 2020, where leading researchers, winemakers, grape growers, educators and media from around the world will gather at Brock University for the 10th instalment of the symposium. Early bird pricing is currently available for conference registration at $800 for professionals (regular $1150), and $500 for students. This includes access to research seminars, masterclasses, wine tastings and workshops and will be available until March 16 at 11:59pm EST.
    Visit registration page
    Download the program schedule (PDF)
    View the hour-by-hour program schedule

    Cuvée 2020 tickets on sale
    Tickets are on sale now for the Cuvée Grand Tasting, to be held on April 25.
    The Cuvée en Route program runs the entire weekend of Cuvée, from April 24-26

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  • January Dates & Deadlines

    January 6 to February 9: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES
    Explore major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown, the styles of wines produced from these grapes and key classifications and labelling terminology.
    For more information and to register click here.

    January 6 to February 2: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 1 IN SPIRITS
    This is a beginner level course for those starting a career in the spirits industry or those wishing to explore spirits for personal interest.
    For more information and to register click here.

    January 13 to May 4: WSET LEVEL 3 AWARD IN WINES
    This is an advanced level course for wine industry professionals, or those seeking to join the profession, or for wine enthusiasts wishing to develop a deeper understanding of wine. 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.
    For more information and to register click here.

    January 14 to March 10: WINES OF ONTARIO
    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. Upon successful completion students will receive the Ontario Craft Wineries (formerly known as the Wine Council of Ontario) Certification.
    For more information and to register click here.

    January 15 to April 1: WINE APPRECIATION II – 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 and to register click here.

    January 27 to March 1: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES
    Explore major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown, the styles of wines produced from these grapes and key classifications and labelling terminology.
    For more information and to register click here.

    ICCWS 2020 registration open & Sponsorship and Tradeshow opportunities available
    The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS) is coming to Canada next summer and sponsorship opportunities are now available along with Tradeshow registration. From July 12 to 16, 2020, leading researchers, winemakers, grape growers, educators and media from around the world will gather at Brock University for the 10th instalment of the symposium.
    Visit registration page.
    View Sponsorship and Tradeshow opportunities. 

    Cuvée 2020 early bird tickets on sale
    Early bird tickets are on sale now for the Cuvée Grand Tasting to be held on April 25th.
    Plus the Cuvée en Route program runs the entire weekend of Cuvée April 24-26

    Niagara Icewine Festival 
    Celebrate Icewine and all things VQA at the 25th Annual Gala on Friday, January 10, 2020. Plus, choose your wine adventure with a Discovery Pass and enjoy carefully curated wine pairings at participating wineries every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January 10-26.
    For more information visit their website.

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  • December Dates & Deadlines

    December 10: Fizz Club 
    Mark you calendars and register to reserve your spot for the 7th annual Fizz Club!
    Theme: What’s new and different in the world of FIZZ
    Cost: $50 (plus HST)
    Registration continues to be limited to sparkling winemakers or winemakers considering a sparkling wine program only.
    Register now.

    ICCWS 2020 registration open & Sponsorship and Tradeshow opportunities available
    The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS) is coming to Canada next summer and sponsorship opportunities are now available along with Tradeshow registration. From July 12 to 16, 2020, leading researchers, winemakers, grape growers, educators and media from around the world will gather at Brock University for the 10th instalment of the symposium.
    Visit registration page.
    View Sponsorship and Tradeshow opportunities. 

    Cuvée 2020 early bird tickets on sale
    Early bird tickets are on sale now for the Cuvée Grand Tasting to be held on April 25th.
    Plus the Cuvée en Route program runs the entire weekend of Cuvée April 24-26

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  • November Dates & Deadlines

    November 11 – December 8: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 1 IN WINE
    This is a beginner level wine course for those starting a wine career or those wishing to explore wine for personal interest.  There is no prerequisite to register.
    For more information and to register click here.

    November 11 to December 15: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 2 AWARD IN WINES
    Explore major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown, the styles of wines produced from these grapes and key classifications and labelling terminology.
    For more information and to register click here.

    November 18 to December 22: ONLINE – WSET LEVEL 1 IN SPIRITS
    A specialized program for individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs. You’ll learn about the production methods and characteristics of the main spirit categories while also exploring key brands and the use of spirits in cocktails.
    For more information and to register click here.

    ICCWS 2020 Sponsorship and Tradeshow registration open
    The International Cool Climate Wine Symposium (ICCWS) is coming to Canada next summer and sponsorship opportunities are now available along with Tradeshow registration. From July 12 to 16, 2020, leading researchers, winemakers, grape growers, educators and media from around the world will gather at Brock University for the 10th instalment of the symposium.
    View Sponsorship and Tradeshow opportunities. 

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