During times of distress and immense pressure, individually and collectively we must support one another as best as we can. APWASI is committed to all, especially the hospitality, airline, restaurant, tourism, wine and spirit and all ancillary services. Our support are these courses, which are specifically priced for these challenging times. Be ready, be certified, and when the economy is re-opened be confident when seeking that new position.
We know these are trying times with a lot of people isolated. We’re cutting all our prices to the bone to try and do our part. These prices and gifts are only available for a limited time.
All Course Enrollments come with:
- FREE APWASI Tasting Mat
- FREE APWASI Virtual Wine Assistant for Wine/Food Pairing
- FREE Seven Noble Grapes E-Magazine
FREE 1-Year Subscription to Wine Spectator Magazine!
APWASI Global Social Media Contest
Priority Rebound Training
APWASI is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada dedicated to providing wine and spirit education to hospitality professionals and connoisseurs.
Develop your expertise with instant access to our courses. All courses have multiple lessons, expansive video, quizzes and a final exam that allow you to get certified.
Our courses strive not only to give you the knowledge you need, but the cultural context and history that will allow you to be a true specialist.
Jeff Osborne is a Toronto-based sommelier and wine business professional. With several years of restaurant and hotel food and beverage management experience across 4 countries Jeff found his true calling while studying WSET with Dr. Lee at Vinoscenti / BC Wine School in Vancouver. Now based in Toronto and with a sommelier designation under his belt, Jeff works on the wine agency side focused on sales and distribution of premium wine to restaurants, hotels, and private customers while also finding time to occasionally sommelier on the side.
A recent highlight in Jeff’s career was being brought on to curate all the wine content for RC Show 2020, Canada’s largest hospitality trade show. Jeff curated and executed a Sommelier Service competition judged by local master Sommeliers with a $3,000 prize for the champ, led a panel of 3 winemakers on the topic of organic, biodynamic and natural wine and orchestrated a 3 day “walk around tasting” inclusive of 18 wine agencies / wineries. When not selling or talking about wine, Jeff and his partner Madi love eating and adventuring their way through major cities and off-the-beaten-track destinations. Visit Jeff on Instagram at @jeffosborne_
Being a member of the CONFRERIE DE LA CHAINE DES ROTISSEURS I take my food and wine very seriously. This is my profession and I was expecting high standards in the level of wine courses as well. I was not disappointed and I would unreservedly recommend the wine introduction and wine pairing courses as I found these two courses which I took to be extremely useful, practical and high informative. A job well done APWASI.
Michael Lee (Wine Exporter and wine professional)
I had read about and studied wine courses about Bordeaux, but had never been there. My tour to Bordeaux was exhilarating, dynamic and above all I touched, saw and felt the world of wine at my finger tips on this tour. We visited world class wineries like Chateau Haut Brion, Chateau Pichon Baron and famous region of Sauternes and Graves. Great and what an experience looking forward to touring Italy with APWASI.
The course I took was interesting, to the point, practical and cleared many previously hidden facts for me. The knowledge gained from their course is in use every day and I am now imparting that to my staff. I will be enrolling in another course thank you APWASI. I can now understand my Asian clients better.
Marino Agianopoluos (Restauranteur)
Learning about wine with APWASI has made my business more profitable and my customers keep on coming back. Their wine course was phenomenal. A huge thank you.
Vincent Tan (Wine Exporter)
The course was highly educational for me and I now apply that knowledge in my export business. Without this course I could not tell the difference.
When I commenced the programme, I gave myself one year to challenge my thinking, change my outlook and choose my next step. This could not have been achieved without the remarkable opportunities and strategic tools afforded to me.
APWASI courses are curated and developed by Dr. Clinton Lee, who is an international wine lecturer, wine writer and critic who has delivered lectures to a wide body of audiences ranging from professional bodies to wine aficionados. He has been a lecturer at the Simon Fraser University in Canada, holds an MBA in Finance, a Hong Kong International Wine Judge and a frequent speaker at the Hong Kong International Wine Fair. Dr. Lee, has travelled to all the major wine regions of the world and infuses his wine knowledge with his Doctoral knowledge, which was based on Cultural Diversity and Organizational Culture. Using both specialized knowledge streams he effectively projects them as a bridge to explore other cultures. He has undertaken courses from the CWE, WSG and WSET. He has taught WSET and CWE programs. Dr. Lee has lectured wine courses both in Canada and internationally in China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan Argentina, France, Hungary and Italy.