Wines of the World Master Tasting Class

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Please email if you would like to be added to the waitlist for future classes.

Would you like to expand your global wine palette to enable you to make world class wines?

Are you studying for the WSET diploma program and need to exercise your skills for an upcoming exam?

Do you want to hone your tasting ability to be able to evaluate international quality markers, distinguish winemaking practices in the glass and recognize benchmark wines?

Terroir Consulting‘s NEW Master Tasting Class is focussed on what is in the glass. Each monthly session, we will explore benchmark wines of the world: rigorously blind tasting, comparing, discussing and learning about the wines. There won’t be any textbooks or exams, just wine professionals learning from each other, lead by a Master of Wine.

The class will take place in Summerland at 7-9pm on Wednesdays, once a month from September 2019 to April 2020. We will taste 8+ wines each session in a structured blind tasting format.

This Master-level class is tailored to practicing winemakers, sommeliers, as well as wine students with WSET3 already under their belts. Join us for a global wine education with great discussion, in a supportive, relaxed, professional environment.


Participants in the class must have passed WSET 3 (Advanced Certificate) or be a practicing winemaker or be a working sommelier. If have alternative qualifications or experience, please email to learn find out if this class is right for you.


Master of Wine Rhys Pender will be leading the tasting class. Rhys is an experienced educator and tutor, and is one of British Columbia’s most accomplished tasters. 

Schedule and Location

Wednesdays, 7-9pm in Summerland

The following eight Wednesdays are planned:

  • September 4, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
  • January 22, 2020
  • February 19, 2020
  • March 11, 2020
  • April 15, 2020

Price and Inclusions

The cost of this tasting tutorial is $1200 per participant. This price includes eight sessions with tasting tutoring, wine lists, wine tasting sheets, and the use of ISO glasses. 

Registration and Payment

Please fill out this form to register for the class: REGISTER NOW

After filling out the form, please etransfer $1200 to to confirm your registration.

Important Fine Print

Note that you will be tasting wines of all levels: budget, mass produced, boutique and internationally-renowned wines. This tasting tutorial is about developing recognition and evaluation of international wines at all price levels. 

In the event that a class session is canceled, the session will be rescheduled for an alternate Wednesday evening.

There is a minimum number of participants required to run the class. If the minimum number is not reached by August 31, 2019, then the class will be cancelled and participants will be refunded within two weeks. 

Full refunds will be issued up to August 15, 2019. After that date, the registration may be transferred to another participant, but registration fees will not be refunded.


Please email Arnica Rowan with any questions: