Wine Plus+

Wine Plus+

Wine Plus+ is an Okanagan-Similkameen based wine education and consulting company. www.wineplus.ca

We also write about the wine business, judge competitions and generally enjoy food & wine. Visit wineplus.ca for info on Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) classes and upcoming dates.

Operating as usual

23/04/2024

You asked. We listened. New monthly wine workshops in Kelowna!

No textbooks, study, exams. Just a fun learning environment for all wine lovers.

Different topics each month and some special guest wine stars planned!

Workshops led by

Limited spaces so book now!

11/03/2024

Take your WSET Level 2 in beautiful Tofino!

This is a one week intensive course. Classes April 15, 16, 17. Two study days off then exam on April 20.

Registration deadline is April 4th.

At the beautiful !
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15/02/2024

Long rows of healthy looking vines in the Yarra Valley outside Melbourne, Australia.

The world of wine has so many unique microclimates, so many grape varieties and so many styles of wine.

The WSET classes are the best way to learn to understand how the nuances of climate, soil and grape variety come together to make the amazing wines of the world. Our top instructors are ready to help you on that journey.

Last chance to sign up for WSET Level 3 (starts Feb 21!) in Vancouver with Iain Philip or the WSET Level 2 (starts March 3) and Level 1 (starts March 13) in Kelowna with Rhys Pender MW. Or begin your plans for WSET Level 3 in Kelowna starting April 27/28.

See you in class!

29/11/2023

Last chance to register for WSET Level 2 Kelowna!

Location: Kelowna - ARC Liquor Store
Dates: Dec 4; 11 (2023); Jan 8; 15; 22; 29 (2024)
Time: 6-9:30pm
Instructor:
Price: $995

Winter WSET Level 2 starting Monday. Registration deadline is Friday Dec 1st.

Contact us if you are interested. Payment plans available. Email [email protected] if interested.

16/11/2023

You can learn a lot about a wine just by looking at it. (Don’t worry, we do let you taste as well!)

In our WSET classes we teach you how to use a wines appearance, smell and taste to uncover nuances like what climate a wine came from, what grape variety it is and what winemaking was done.

You will learn how just tasting a wine blind can tell us so much about what the wine is and where it comes from. Every wine has a lot to say.

Join our WSET Level 2 in Kelowna this winter to learn from Master of Wine Rhys Pender.

Dates: Monday evenings Dec 4; 11 (2023); Jan 8; 15; 22; 29 (2024) (6-9:30pm)

https://wineplus.ca/products/wset-level-2-award-in-wines-kelowna

26/05/2023

WSET Level 2 starting next week in Kelowna! 3-days, May 30, June 6 and June 20th, 9-5pm. At ARC Liquor in Kelowna. Register at wineplus.ca!

02/02/2023

New Victoria Class Dates & Kelowna WSET Level 2 Starting Soon!

We have just posted new dates for WSET Level 1 and Level 2 in Wine to begin soon in Victoria. Visit wineplus.ca and sign up now!

WSET Level 2 is also starting soon in Kelowna with this day release course running three Tuesdays - Feb 28, March 7 & 21. There is still space in this course and great timing to get your WSET training before the winery hiring season begins.

Wine Plus+ offers competitive pricing and top level instruction. We like to space our courses out so students have more time to study and properly learn the material. We keep the student in mind.

With the student in mind, Wine Plus+ also gives you the option of either a hard copy or eBook for your study materials. The choice is yours.

If you are looking for a job, don't forget to check out our Jobs section of the website as wineries are gearing up for a busy season and looking to fill spots.

13/11/2022

WSET Level 2 Vancouver starts Nov 16! Sign up now and learn about the wonderful world of wine with Iain Philip.

09/11/2022

Still time to sign up for Level 3 starting Tuesday in Kelowna or Level 1 in Vancouver starting Nov 29. Last courses of 2022!

31/10/2022

Learning about wine shouldn't be scary. Take a WSET Wine class with Wine Plus+ and our instructors will make it a fun learning experience!

WSET Level 2 Wine - Vancouver starts Nov 9!
WSET Level 3 Wine - Kelowna starts Nov 15!
WSET Level 1 Wine - Vancouver starts Nov 29!

Register at wineplus.ca

12/10/2022

New WSET Wine Class dates announced!

WSET CLASSES IN KELOWNA
New Dates Announced for Kelowna for 2023! Sign-up now for 2023 WSET Classes starting in January 2023.
Level 3 Kelowna - There is still space in the November 2022 to January 2023 WSET Level 3 in Kelowna!

Kelowna WSET Level 1 Wine
Wednesdays - Jan 25 & Feb 8, 2023 (6-9:30p)
Tuesdays - Apr 11 & 25, 2023 (6-9:30p)
Kelowna WSET Level 2 Wine
Tuesdays - Feb 28, Mar 7 & 21, 2023 (9:10am-5pm)
Tuesdays - May 30, June 6 & 20, 2023 (9:10am-5pm)

Kelowna WSET Level 3 Wine
Tuesdays – Nov 15, 29 (2022) & Jan 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7 (2023) (9:10am-5pm)
Saturdays - July 8, 15, 22, Aug 12, 19, 26, 2023 (9:10am-5pm)

Instructor: Rhys Pender MW

WSET CLASSES IN VANCOUVER
Vancouver WSET Level 1
Tuesdays – Nov 29 & Dec 13, 2022 (6-9:30pm)
New dates added due to sold out Level 1 October/November!
Vancouver WSET Level 2
Wednesdays – Nov 9, 16, 23, 30, Dec 7 and 14, 2022 (6-9:30pm)
Vancouver WSET Level 3
Wednesdays - Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, March 1, 8, 15, and 29, 2023. (No class March 22) (6-9:30pm)

Instructor: Iain Philip

WSET Wine Classes Starting Soon! - Register Now 31/08/2022

Back to Wine School - WSET Wine classes starting soon in Kelowna, Vancouver & Victoria. Register now as space is limited!

WSET Wine Classes Starting Soon! - Register Now Wine Plus+ is proud to offer certified WSET classes in the Okanagan, Vancouver, Victoria and Tofino! WSET is the world leader in wine education.

31/05/2022

Taste some amazing wines in our WSET classes! Level 3 starting in Kelowna June 6, Level 2 in Vancouver June 15, Level 1 in Kelowna June 15. Register at wineplus.ca!

WSET with Wine Plus+ this Spring! 02/05/2022

WSET with Wine Plus+ this Spring. Top instructors and top value WSET classes.

WSET with Wine Plus+ this Spring! Wine Plus+ is proud to offer certified WSET classes in the Okanagan, Vancouver, Victoria and Tofino! WSET is the world leader in wine education.

02/03/2022

Last chance to register! WSET Level 3 Vancouver and Level 1 Kelowna start Monday March 7th!

Vancouver instructor: Iain Philip
Kelowna instructor:

Urge to Learn?...WSET Wine School starts soon! 03/02/2022

Wine School starts soon. Wine Plus+ WSET classes in Kelowna, Vancouver, Victoria & Tofino!

Urge to Learn?...WSET Wine School starts soon! WSET is the world leader in wine education & Wine Plus+ is proud to offer certified WSET classes in the Okanagan, Vancouver, Victoria and Tofino!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Wine Plus+ 24/12/2021

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year from Wine Plus+

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Wine Plus+ As 2021 comes to an end we can reflect on an interesting and challenging year but still one full of so much good and so much hope. Good food and good wine is so often the hub of living a plentiful life for many people and at Wine Plus+ we love being part of that, helping to expand the understanding....

27/11/2021

Last chance to sign up for WSET Level 2 Kelowna. Starts Monday!


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12/11/2021

New WSET course dates open for registration in Kelowna & Victoria!

Kelowna:
WSET Level 1 Award in Wines – Wednesdays – Nov 24 & Dec 8, 2021 (EXAM 8:15pm Dec 8th)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines – Mondays – Nov 29, Dec 6 & 13, 2021 (EXAM 3:30pm Dec 13)

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines – Tuesdays – Jan 18, 25, Feb 8, 15, 22 & Mar 8, 2022. (EXAM 1:30pm Mar 8)

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines – Wednesdays – Feb 16, 23 & Mar 9, 2022 (EXAM 3:30pm Mar 9)

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines – Mondays – Mar 7 & 21, 2022 (EXAM 8:15pm Mar 21st)

Victoria
WSET Level 3 Award in Wines – Tuesdays – Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15, 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 & Apr 5, 2022 (EXAM 6:00pm Apr 5)

Registration open at wineplus.ca now!

12/11/2021

Completed WSET Level 2 and ready to dive into the depths of Level 3?

Register now for Kelowna or Victoria courses starting in January 2022.

Payment plans available.

Links above to register ☝🏼

12/11/2021

WSET Level 1 & Level 2 starting later this month in Kelowna. Time to register now!

Course instructor: Master of Wine Rhys Pender

Link in bio ☝🏼

New WSET Class Dates for Kelowna! 04/11/2021

New WSET Level 1, 2 & 3 dates for Kelowna!

New WSET Class Dates for Kelowna! Due to demand and full classes in the fall we are excited to announce new dates for WSET Level 1, 2 & 3 in Kelowna with Level 1 & 2 starting later this month. Click here to register now.

08/10/2021

Victoria folks! The wait is over! WSET classes starting again in Victoria with our amazing instructor

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Level 2 starting soon! Monday October 25th, so register at wineplus.ca now!

20/08/2021

🙌🏼 Vancouver WSET classes are back! Iain Philip will be teaching WSET Levels 1, 2 & 3 this fall. Class spaces are limited so register early!

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Wine Plus+

Wine Plus+ is owned and operated by Rhys Pender MW. Rhys is a Master of Wine who combines his time writing, judging, teaching, consulting and dirtying his boots at his 4 acre vineyard and winery - Little Farm Winery - in the Similkameen Valley of BC, Canada. He runs a wine school, Wine Plus+, and judges wine competitions nationally and internationally such as the Decanter World Wine Awards, TexSomm as well as the National Wine Awards of Canada for WineAlign. In 2018, Rhys’s contribution to the industry was acknowledged as one of just five global nominees for the WSET Outstanding Alumni Award. To make sure he eats well he has also completed a Professional Culinary Diploma and has been named by Western Living magazine as one of the “Top 40 Foodies Under 40” in Western Canada. Rhys is a regular contributor to publications such as SIP, Vitis, Macleans, Montecristo and Taste.

The Wine Plus+ wine school offers both WSET and private training. Visit wineplus.ca for info on Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) classes and upcoming dates or contact us for private training options.

The consulting side of the business develops education programs, creates tasting notes and other marketing materials and provides guidance on wine style and portfolio analysis. Rhys also offers private tastings and wine tours for corporate groups.

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