APWASI – Certified Wine Specialist – Canada

Brian LeongWelcome to my APWASI page!

Congratulations on taking another step to becoming a better you! You must be excited… I’m excited for you!

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

I’m sure many of you have experienced how intimidating selecting wine, tasting wine and especially talking about wine can be. I assure you, you are not alone. Do you sometimes feel like more of a wine novice compared to others around you? Is this finally your time to learn more about the complexities of wine and wine culture for your own growth and satisfaction? Perhaps, you have goals and aspirations to become a professional in the wine and hospitality industry?

Then you are in the right place, my friend! Hello, my name is BRIAN LEONG. I am your connection to APWASI online courses for wine, spirits, and luxury items. Having grown up in Vancouver, BC, Canada we are very lucky to experience many local wineries in the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan Valley as well as into the U.S. throughout Washington, Oregon and of course, California. As you know, wine is everywhere in our culture from a casual social setting to business dinners to becoming a professional in the industry. Whatever your motivation, our courses can help you expand your knowledge, enjoyment and confidence!

Learning is always so much more rewarding when you study something of interest like a hobby or a life goal. That’s why you are here, correct? To expand your knowledge of something you love, which transcends into your being.

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha


Imagine attending a dinner party and you are now able to join in and add to the wine conversation. No longer do you feel left out.

Imagine you were a server that can excel at your job because you know exactly what is on the wine list and more.

Imagine standing out above the rest to get that job you wanted to further your career.

Imagine giving yourself a well-rounded education to serve you the rest of your life!

“The more you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

Take advantage of our vast selection of 17 wine courses, covering 13 different countries in the Old World and the New World, 4 spirits courses and 4 luxury item courses. Each course will not only expand your wine knowledge of various countries but also give you lessons in the history, geography and culture to round out your education. You even have an opportunity to learn a new language!

And, once you have completed each course successfully, you will become… an APWASI CERTIFIED SPECIALIST for that course topic.

Now… it’s time to choose a course. Good luck and remember to ALWAYS HAVE FUN with this!



Brian Leong

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