Wines of the World Master Tasting Class

Fall 2020 registration is now OPEN! REGISTER NOW
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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 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. There aren’t any textbooks or exams, just wine professionals learning from each other, lead by a Master of Wine. We taste 8+ wines each session in a structured blind tasting format.

The Fall 2020-Winter 2021 series will take 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, from September 2020 to December 2020
    • September 16 2020
    • October 28 2020
    • November 18 2020
    • December 2 2020
  • Winter 2021: once a month for 4 months,from January 2021 to April 2020.

Participants that register for both Fall and Spring will receive a $100 discount.

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 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.

Schedule and Location

This season, Master Tasting classes will be held in Kelowna, 7pm-9:30pm.

  • Fall 2020: once a month for 4 months, from September 2020 to December 2020,
    • September 16 2020
    • October 28 2020
    • November 18 2020
    • December 2 2020
  • Spring 2021: once a month for 4 months, from January 2021 to April 2020. (Dates TBA)

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
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: REGISTER NOW

After filling out the form, please etransfer $1100 for Fall 2020 / Winter 2021 (or $600 for just Fall or Winter) 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. 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: