Wines of the World Master Tasting Class

We were delighted to support Vinica Education Society and sponsor a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) scholarship to our Master Tasting Class series for the Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 sessions. The scholarship was intended to support an individual who has aspiration in the wine industry, but might otherwise experience systemic barriers to attending this Master-level class.  

Lear more about the scholarship here…

Classes will resume in January 2021!
To be added to the waitlist, please email:

Check our last class pictures on Instagram: #mastertastingclass

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

Are you a wine student 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 Master Tasting Class series is focussed on what is in the glass. Each monthly session, we explore benchmark wines of the world: rigorously blind tasting, comparing, discussing and learning about the wines. This tasting class is industry-specific occupational training for wine professionals, lead by a Master of Wine. We taste 8+ wines each session in a structured blind tasting format.

2020-2021 Dates & Location

The Fall 2020-Winter 2021 series are taking place in Kelowna, at 7-9:30pm. This year we are dividing the series into 2 parts:

  • Fall 2020: once a month for 4 months, September 16, October 28, November 18 & December 2 2020 – SOLD OUT
  • Winter 2021: once a month for 4 months, January 20, February 10, March 10 and April 14, 2021

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


Master of Wine Rhys Pender leads participants through the Masting Tasting classes. Rhys is an experienced educator and tutor, and is one of British Columbia’s most accomplished tasters. 

Rhys chooses typical wines of the world, to showcase the diversity of the globe’s classic wines.

COVID-19 Safety

The class will be held in a large indoor location that allows for proper distancing. We will also be pre-pouring wines and offering individual charcuterie plates for everyone’s comfort and safety. In the event of not being to host in person, we have a back-up online plan.

Price and Inclusions

Fall 2020 – 4 sessions – $600 – SOLD OUT
Winter 2021 – 4 sessions – $600 –
Fall 2020 & Winter 2021 – $1100 ($100 discount for registering for all 8 sessions at the same time!)

The Master Tasting class sessions include tasting tutoring, wine lists, wine tasting sheets, delectable professionally catered charcuterie, and the use of ISO glasses. 

Registration and Payment

Please fill out this form to register for the class: 

After filling out the form, please etransfer $600 for the Winter sessions 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 evening, on the same day of the week.

There is a minimum number of participants required to run the class. If the minimum number is not reached by August 31, 2020, then the class will be cancelled and participants will be refunded within two weeks. 

Full refunds will be issued up to August 15, 2020 for fall 2020 classes, and December 1, 2020 for winter 2021 classes. 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: