The Wine Plus+ Wine School is an Approved Programme Provider of the prestigious courses of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET).
The WSET is the world leader in wine education and is offered in 62 countries around the world. Wine Plus+ owner Rhys Pender MW has been teaching WSET courses since 2002 and in the Okanagan Valley since 2005. Wine Plus+ offers three levels of WSET courses – Level 1 Award in Wines, Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits and Level 3 Award in Wines.
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WSET COURSE INFORMATION:
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Wine Plus+ owner Rhys Pender MW has taught hundreds of classes for WSET. His instructing style makes wine unpretentious and fun. Rhys instructs all of the Okanagan classes with occasional help from WSET Diploma level graduates.
Victoria courses are taught by Sharon McLean and Treve Ring of Cru Consultancy and Daniel Stiefvater. Click here for more info.
Vancouver courses are taught by Iain Philip of Barbariain Wine Consulting. Click here for more info.
WHY CHOOSE WINE PLUS+:
Leader in Wine Education in British Columbia – Wine Plus+ was chosen by the BC Liquor Distribution Branch (BCLDB) as the company to provide WSET training for all staff.
Top Quality Wine – every WSET class session includes a tasting of 8-10 wines from around the world ranging from inexpensive to cult status.
Class Format & Timing – Wine Plus+ has set up the course structure and timing to work in favour of the student. Class dates are spaced out allowing students time for study and for the information to be properly absorbed. Wine Plus+ avoids short, condensed scheduling that typically overloads students.
“When I first got into wines it was because I work for my parents and the wine list was a huge part of work, I was hesitant at first as I thought of it as a old mans club. Even after having other teacher’s while I have been doing my diploma, I must say Rhys was one of my favorite. He is not intimidating for a man who knows so much, he was not the teacher to scold you when you said the wrong thing infact he encouraged participation. I don’t think I would have continued had I not had Rhys as my teacher in the beginning.”
LUIGI COCCARO, WINE DIRECTOR AT LA BUSSOLA RESTAURANT (completed WSET Diploma)