Welcome to Wine Plus+! We are a British Columbia based wine education & consulting company that has been operating since 2008. We have been certifying British Columbians wine knowledge as a WSET Approved Program Provider since 2008 and our team has all been teaching courses for many years more than that. We are locally based and like to think we offer great instruction, great wines to taste during the courses and offer great value. From the Okanagan to Vancouver, Victoria to Tofino we have you covered for WSET courses. Or if easier, check out our WSET Certified Online certification programs. We hope to see you in a class soon!
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ONLINE WSET CLASS OPTIONS!
Wine Plus+ is now offering WSET Classes online in addition to our regular in-class courses! Take WSET Level 1 & 2 anywhere in Canada & take the exam from your home.
Online or in-class, the choice is yours.
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WHY CHOOSE WINE PLUS+?
Top instructors across British Columbia. Learn more about our instructors here.
We offer the world’s leading wine courses certified by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)
Owner Rhys Pender MW & Wine Plus+ offers consulting, training & writing services & more.
Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Classes
Wine Plus+ is a wine company owned and operated by Rhys Pender MW with the goal to further the enjoyment of wine through education. Wine Plus+ runs a WSET school, conducts educational wine seminars, designs and delivers staff training and provides consulting to help you start and run an effective wine business.
Rhys Pender MW is a wine educator, freelance wine writer, wine judge and consultant to the industry. Working in the wine trade since age 14, Rhys’ career has included experience in the vineyard, cellar, wine retail, education and hospitality – providing knowledge in all facets of the business. In 2010 Rhys became Canada’s youngest Master of Wine (MW) and was awarded the Taransaud Award for best Production of Wine paper.
To ensure a full understanding of wine in its key context, with food, Rhys has also completed a professional culinary diploma. He has taught hundreds of wine classes for WSET®, Okanagan College and privately to wineries, restaurants and corporate groups. He consults to the industry on marketing, new winery development, wine evaluations, viticulture, business planning, food and wine pairing and staff training. Rhys is a regular contributor on wine to publications WineAlign, Taste and Montecristo. Rhys has judged with the National Wine Awards of Canada, the World Wine Awards of Canada, the Decanter World Wine Awards, Vancouver Magazine Wine Awards and the Dallas Morning News Wine Competition. In 2008, Rhys was named by Western Living magazine as one of the “Top 40 Foodies Under 40” in Western Canada.
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