NEW: Master Sommelier Introductory Course & Certified Sommelier Exam

The Art Institute of Vancouver is once again excited to announce a Master Sommelier Introductory Course will to be held in Vancouver on the weekend September 20th & 21st. Additionally, on Monday September 22nd, there will an opportunity to sit the Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier Exam.

The Certified Sommelier Exam itself is the next step in the route to becoming a Master Sommelier, the hospitality industry equivalent of a Master of Wine. There are in fact fewer Master Sommeliers in the world than Masters of Wine and Canada currently has only four, three resident in Ontario and one in Quebec.

This course will have most appeal to individuals working in the hospitality industry who already have qualified to a minimum of WSET Level 2 or Level 3 although this program is open to all including students from other sommelier programs and wine enthusiasts. The Court's program offers a route for students to gain an official Certified Sommelier designation from a world renowned organization.

The Introductory Course will be instructed by a team of Master Sommeliers and will take place at Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM both days

To register for the course with Visa, MasterCard or Discover, please visit the website at  and complete the online registration form.

For inquiries about this program please visit the website or contact Master Brett Zimmerman , Regional Coordinator at