Wines of Canada
Known for its pristine and priceless beauty, but unknown for its charming deserts, and the world class wine community. The “True North” leads Icewine production globally and challenges the global wine makers with non-icewine products. The red and white wines are supremely of high quality and heritage. Come learn from this very detailed course and be surprised, we are so much more and before we forget, thank you Eey!
This Online Wines of Canada Course is an intermediate level wine course that is designed for wine enthusiasts, connoisseur and industry professionals to learn the history, culture and practical knowledge about Canadian wine.
What You Will Learn in the APWASI Online Wines of Canada Course
- The History of Canadian Wines
- The Geography
- The Styles of Canadian Wines
- Grape Varieties
- Wine and Cuisine Pairings and Etiquette
We provide you with a list of Canadian wines and pairings to try. We strongly encourage you to try these wines during the course of your studies.
Online Wine Course Structure
This is a self-paced course and should take approximately 19-25 hours including study time to complete.
There are quizzes at the end of each section and a Final exam at the end of the course.
Online Canadian Wine Course Entry Requirements
Although there are no requirements to take the APWASI Online Canadian Wine course, we recommend that you complete Wine Essentials 1 and Wine Essentials 2 (or equivalent, check out our Course Comparisons) before proceeding with this course. You must also be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course if you will participate in the tasting of wines.
Upon completion, you will receive receive a APWASI Wines of Canada ACWS post nominal and an APWASI certificate.
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Preview of Online Wine of Canada Course
2017 marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, a milestone that is a proud marker of this vast country’s achievements and accomplishments. Known more for polar ice caps, polar and grizzly bears, beaver and other stunning wildlife, Canadian wines are making their mark on the world.
While wine production touches most Canadian provinces, two main regions stand out as Canada’s foremost wine producing areas: the Niagara escarpment, in Ontario and, to the west, the Okanagan Valley, in British Columbia.
In Niagara, we see, stretched out in all directions, the unbridled beauty and auras of peace and serenity. The vastness of the area is matched only by the variety of different grapes grown in the region.
To the west, in British Columbia, we witness the yet unheralded gem of the Okanagan Valley. Nestled at the northern most tip of the Sonoma desert the Okanagan can be proud of its heritage and record. There are over 300 vineyards in this region producing world class wines. Tempered by the lakes surrounding this region, the vines are able to draw the best from nature. The varieties grown in this region are many and varied. And, though there are many wineries to visit, over 90% of the wine is produced by no more than four grand wineries.
We can not forget the crown jewel of Canadian wine. Learn all about the Icewine that Canada is so proud of. Hand-picked at a minimum temperature of -8c, this intricately made wine is like sunshine in a bottle.
Come discover wine from the land of the northern lights and pristine natural beauty.
2.0 History of Wine in Canada
4.0 Climate/Soil/Wine regions
5.0 Grapes of Canada
5.0A – Wine Tasting Equipment and Tasting List
8.0 How to Read the Label / Bottling / Packaging
11.0 Course Feedback
12.0 Final Exam
Estimated study time?
Individuals differ, learning styles differ, and the individual time factors and learning speeds differ so it would be hard to place a precise time so we suggest a range of between 19-25 hours of study. This includes reading through the material and completing the quizzes and the final examination. There is no time constraint nor limit, of utmost importance is you enjoy this journey of knowledge and you indulge your curiosity and thirst for knowledge.
How long do I have to complete the course?
Human beings never complete anything without a target. We may believe this to be untrue but if you were to silently contemplate yourself with unbridled honesty you would admit this is a truth, unpleasant it may be but still the truth. At APWASI we encourage you to complete this course within six months from registration. As the course recommendation is between 19-25 hours, a six-month period of completion is an exaggerated premium of time for you as we want you to do other more constructive things in life than procrastinate.
Who is it for?
Our courses are for the dedicated, determined, belief in themselves and wanting to succeed. If you have these qualities you will succeed at anything you want not only these courses.
These courses, by the nature of their content are aimed at wine professionals currently in the industry and those who are intending to join the industry, and enthusiasts. The kaleidoscope of career options is many. This would include retail, importing, exporting, distributing, and perhaps even producing. Additionally, if you are in the hospitality industry, hotel, airline, cruise ship, high-medium end restaurants, this course would give you a firm and unquestionable structure of wine and spirit knowledge to further your career. Following our 5 C’s philosophy we believe our courses are for those who treasure knowledge and have a thirst to make their mark in life.
Where can I do this?
Anywhere in the globe, on the sunny beaches of Hawaii or the secluded jungle of South America or even the salubrious atmosphere of a private club in London, literally it is anywhere you wish. Our courses are available world-wide, 365/ 24/7, in 23 different languages. All you need is an internet connection! These courses can be accessed on your mobile device, tablet or on your computer.
We are all accustomed to choices and with choices there are set parameters that we set before making a decision. Education is not an inanimate object it is not a pair of lifestyle shoes, shirt, blouse or meal. Education is the keystone of your life and we encourage you to choose as you see fit. Our criteria suits those that are openminded, cultural adept, eager to learn on a holistic basis and not just facts and figures- regurgitating them out like an antiquated calculator with a paper roll attached. We want, we demand, our graduates to be beacons of openness, approachable and wanting to share experiences and knowledge with all within the industry. We all begin our life with the currency of youth and this applies to not only APWASI but also other organizations like us across this globe. We bring fresh beginnings with new education methods to match the new trends, embrace the plethora of learning styles and together our courses are definitive in character that are matchless in the devotion given to their creation. If you value the future as we state, “learning for the future” then we are your future.
How can I learn this without tasting?
One cannot learn to swim without water and neither do we expect you to learn without tasting . We have at the end of each course a selection of wines we recommend you to try using the skills you have acquired on the wine essentials course we offer. Through this method you can increase your practical wine tasting skills. Our courses allow you to evaluate the wines by understanding the “why” and “the how”.
I don’t know how to taste.
The ability to taste wine is universal. The methodology to understanding wine and appreciating wine is not universal and that needs to be understood through concept, tasting and recording. This we achieve by having you take the wine essentials course we have as a prerequisite to any courses you select. Within this course lie the secrets to identifying, nosing and tasting wines and finally evaluate wines. It’s our pleasure to join you on this journey of adventure and bountiful knowledge. After taking this course you will learn and be able to taste wine with comfort.
Final Exam Information
For information on final exam procedures, please visit this link.
Dr. Clinton Lee has attained the highest qualification from the Wine Spirit and Education Trust based in London, the WSET Diploma and the Certified International Educator. He has over 80 million views globally on TikTok and Instagram about his wine and etiquette lessons.
He is an international wine lecturer, writer and critc. He has taught WSET programs and other wine courses both in Canada and internationally in China, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan Argentina, France, Hungary and Italy.
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