Events

Aug, 29, 2017

 

The Summerland Research and Development Center will be hosting a

Viticulture Field Day

to discuss some recent research relating to wine grape production

 

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

 8:30 AM -12:00 Noon

Summerland Research and Development Centre, 4200 Highway 97

 

Please take the opportunity to come to the Centre, see the research plots and ask some questions.

 

More details in the poster attached

Aug, 29, 2017

 

Gray Monk Winery in Lake Country will be hosting 2 complimentary seminars of interest to Winemakers and Grape Growers,

 

Smoke Taint

August 29th from 10am to 12 Noon.

1055 Camp Rd, Lake Country

 

Seminar 1: How Forest Fire Smoke Affects grapes and related issues

Presenter, Kevin Usher, Ph.D., Research Scientist, AAFC Summerland Research and Development Centre.

 

Seminar 2: Grape Yield Loss due to Smoke Taint

Presenter, TBD, Ministry of Agriculture, Business Risk Management Branch

 

Apologies, but due to limited space only the first 60 individuals can be accepted.

Please respond with your name and number of attendees to jenoishi@graymonk.com.

Oct, 24, 2017

St John's Ambulance Occupational First Aid Course Schedule for 2017

  • Level 3 – January 16-27
  • Level 2 – January 30 to February 3
  • Level 3 – March 20-31
  • Level 2 – April 3-7

The dates for later in the year may still change but for now they are as listed below:

  • Level  2 – July 31-August 4
  • Level 3 – August 14-25
  • Level 2 – October 16-20
  • Level 3 – November 13-24

For mor information or to register click here or contact: St. John Ambulance (Penticton Branch) 120-316 Dawson Ave, Penticton, BC Ph: 250-492-3377 Fax: 250-492-2905

Dec, 15, 2017

Last chance for wine courses in 2016

WSET, Sensory, Canadian Wine Scholar, Business of Wine and Sommelier courses

2016 is almost in the history books. If you had planned on taking a wine course before Christmas, well, now’s your last chance.

We have a full schedule of WSET, Sensory, Canadian Wine Scholar, Business of Wine and Sommelier courses running in November and December in a dozen cities.

You could fly to Tuscany and take your WSET Level 3 with Philip Goodband MW at Antinori’s palazzo in Florence. Too far? You could pop down to Miami and take your Level 1 and 2 in the sunshine with Lyn Farmer. Want to catch a Bears game? Take your Level 2 with Fernando Beteta MS in Chicago. Prefer to sharpen your senses? We have Sensory courses running in Toronto and Calgary with the dynamic duo David Lawrason and David Munro. We’ve lots on offer and that’s just the start of it.

We are proud to be the only wine school in the world with 3 nominations for WSET International Educator of the Year plus an outright win. We spend lavishly on wine so you can sip on the best, and we take you on a vinous journey around the world. The full schedule is below or visit our site.

On behalf of all our fantastic instructors and our family, we wish you an excellent Fine Vintage experience!

James Cluer MW  

P.S. Diploma in Vancouver is filling fast and kicks off in January with Stephen Skelton MW and myself on Viticulture. https://www.finevintageltd.com/wine-Courses/wset-courses/wset-level-4/va...

Upcoming Courses

WSET Level 1, 4 week — Starting at $499                

  • Calgary: Thursdays, Apr. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017

WSET Level 1 - Spirits — Starting at $349                

  • Calgary: Sat. May 6, 2017
  • Victoria: Sun, Apr. 9, 2017

WSET Level 2, 3 day — Starting at $950  

Canada

  • Edmonton: Fri/Sat/Sun, Mar. 24, 25 & 26, 2017
  • Regina: Sat/Sun/Mon, Mar. 25, 26 & 27, 2017

Italy

  • Tuscany: Tue-Thurs, May 16-18, 2017

WSET Level 2, 9 week — Starting at $950                

  • Calgary: Tuesdays, Feb. 21 - Apr. 18, 2017
  • Edmonton: Tuesdays, Feb. 28 - Apr. 28, 2017
  • Toronto: Wednesdays, Mar. 8 - May 3, 2017
  • Vancouver: Tuesdays, Feb. 21 - Apr. 18, 2017

WSET Level 3, 6 day — Starting at $1,399                 

Canada

  • Calgary: June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2017
  • Edmonton: Mar.  25, 26, 27; Apr. 15, 16 & 17, 2017
  • Toronto: May 6, 7, 13, 14, 27 & 28, 2017
  • Vancouver: May 27, 28; June 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2017
  • Victoria: Oct. 13, 14, 15, 27, 28 & 29, 2017

USA

  • Chicago: Mar. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27, 2017
  • San Francisco: TBA

WSET Level 3, 15 week - Wines — Starting at $1,525          

  • Calgary: Wednesdays, Mar. 15 - June 21, 2017
  • Toronto: Thursdays, Sept. 7 - Dec. 14, 2017
  • Vancouver: Wednesdays, Mar. 15 - June 21, 2017

WSET Level 4 (Diploma) — $9,975               

  • Calgary: Sat, Sept. 17, 2016 - Tues, Jan. 9, 2018
  • Vancouver: Sat, Jan. 21, 2017 - Wed, Jun. 13, 2018

Sensory Masterclass — $599        

  • Edmonton: Sat/Sun, May 13 & 14, 2017
  • Kelowna: Sat/Sun, Apr. 8 & 9, 2017
  • Vancouver: Sat/Sun, May 6 & 7, 2017

The Business of Wine — $249      

  • Toronto: Sun, Oct. 15, 2017

Canadian Wine Scholar — $799  

  • Calgary: Sat/Sun, Apr. 8 & 9, 2017
  • Edmonton: Sat/Sun, June 17 & 18, 2017

French Wine Professional — $595             

  • Calgary: Sat/Sun, May 13 & 14, 2017
  • Edmonton: Sat/Sun, Oct. 14 & 15, 2017
  • Toronto: Sat/Sun, Apr. 15 & 16, 2017
  • Vancouver: Sat/Sun, Apr. 1 & 2, 2017

To register click here