Detailed program outlines

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(French only)

Duration and schedule

  • Program start dates in the fall or winter each year
  • Total of 40 course hours
  • Classes are held on Mondays and Tuesdays or Wednesday and Thursday, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at the ITHQ located in Montreal


General course content:

The content of this level focuses mainly on the key grape varieties and regions of the world. Wine tasting is part of each course.

  • Systematic approach to wine and spirit tasting, and the basic principles of wine and food pairing
  • Instruction in the factors that influence the style, quality and price of wines and spirits
  • Introduction to the service of wines and spirits
  • Understanding of the differences between grape varieties and regions
  • Introduction to sparkling wines, fortified wines, and spirits
Topics Schedule
  • Factors Influencing Style
  • Grape Varieties
  • Key Wine-Producing Regions of the World
  • Sparkling Wines
  • Sweet Wines and Fortified Wines
  • Spirits and Liqueurs
  • Information and Advice for Customers and Staff
  • Describing the Characteristics of the Principal Wines of the World

Fall 2018
Mondays and Tuesdays 
From October 1st to November 5
Wednesdays and Thursdays
From October 3 to November 7

Winter 2019
Mondays and Tuesdays
From February 25 to April 1st
Wednesdays and Thursdays
From February 27 to April 3


  • Students are provided with the WSET® course material.
  • Evaluation: WSET® multiple-choice exam, to be corrected in London.

Dress code

All students must adhere to certain basic professional image rules.

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