New Breweries & Beers
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

New Breweries & Beers

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Explore 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

March - New Breweries & Beers

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)

Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs can be purchaesd here, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com.

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Italian Wine Scholar : Unit 2
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Italian Wine Scholar : Unit 2

Cru Consultancy is proud to bring this exciting new program to Western Canada.

The Italian Wine Scholar is offered in conjunction with the Wine Scholar Guild and due to the depth and complexity of Italian wines, the program has been split into two courses: Unit 1 and Unit 2. This course is only Unit 2, which covers Central and Southern Italy.
 
As with French Wine Scholar, this is an advanced program of study on a par with the detail required for the WSET Diploma for Italy and beyond what is covered in WSET level 3. The examination for each Unit will be a 100 question MC test with a 75 mark passing score. Candidates must pass both Unit 1 and Unit 2 in order to earn the title Italian Wine Scholar, but the units do not need to be taken in any sequence.
 
Italian Wine Scholar – Unit 2

Price: $850.00
Instructor: Sharon McLean, Director of Education for Vessel Liquor
Course Prerequisites: No prerequisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended.
Textbooks: Manual provided
Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)

Price: $850.00
Instructor: Sharon McLean

MONDAYS

April 1, 15 & 29
May 6 & 20
June 3 Exam


To register or for more information contact Sharon at info@cruconsultancy.com

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VINcabulary : Bouquet of Rosé
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Bouquet of Rosé

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

April - A Bouquet of Rosé


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Bouquet of Rosé
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Bouquet of Rosé

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

April - A Bouquet of Rosé


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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WSET Level One
Apr
7
9:00 AM09:00

WSET Level One

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education & training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines & spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications. We administer WSET classes through WinePlus+. Details & registration at www.wineplus.ca.

NEW ONE DAY CLASS

$399.00

Sunday, April 7
9am - 5:30pm

Instructor: Daniel Stiefvater
 

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Let's Get Hazy
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Let's Get Hazy

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Explore 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

April - Let’s Get Hazy.
So what is a Hazy IPA anyway? Learn about this popular style of beer through a range from a variety of breweries.

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)

Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs can be purchaesd here, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com.

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VINcabulary : White Wine & Cheese with Charelli's
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : White Wine & Cheese with Charelli's

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

May : White Wine & Cheeses. Learn about pairing white wines with cheese from the experts at Charelli’s.


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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VINcabulary : White Wine & Cheese with Charelli's
May
4
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : White Wine & Cheese with Charelli's

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

May : White Wine & Cheeses. Learn about pairing white wines with cheese from the experts at Charelli’s.


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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Tart & Tasty Sour Beers
May
9
6:30 PM18:30

Tart & Tasty Sour Beers

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Explore 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

May: Tart & Tasty - Sour Beer
Let’s explore a range of sour beers, including kettle sours, wild ales, and barrel-aged “old world” classics.

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)

Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs can be purchaesd here, or via email at wine@vesselliquor.com.

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VINcabulary : Tour of BC
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Tour of BC

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

June - Tour of BC


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Tour of BC
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Tour of BC

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

June - Tour of BC


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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Summer Beers
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Summer Beers

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

June : Summer Beers

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio
Jul
4
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

July : Wines for the Patio

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio
Jul
6
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Wines for the Patio

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

July : Wines for the Patio

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Chardonnay
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Chardonnay

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

August : Chardonnay

Wine class is fun! 

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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VINcabulary : Chardonnay
Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Chardonnay

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

August : Chardonnay

Wine class is fun! 

Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

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VINcabulary : Spotlight Spain
Sep
5
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Spotlight Spain

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

September : Spotlight Spain

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Spotlight Spain
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Spotlight Spain

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

September : Spotlight Spain

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Fireside Reds
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Fireside Reds

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

November : Fireside Reds

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Fireside Reds
Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Fireside Reds

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

November : Fireside Reds

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Bubbles
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Bubbles

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

December : Bubbles

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Bubbles
Dec
7
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Bubbles

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

December : Bubbles

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Wine & Charcuterie with Choux Choux
Mar
9
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Wine & Charcuterie with Choux Choux

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

March : Wine & Charcuterie. Learn about pairing a charcuterie board with meats, pickles & spreads from Choux Choux Charcuterie


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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VINcabulary : Wine & Charcuterie with Choux Choux
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Wine & Charcuterie with Choux Choux

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

March : Wine & Charcuterie. Learn about pairing a charcuterie board with meats, pickles & spreads from Choux Choux Charcuterie


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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Beer & Chocolate
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Beer & Chocolate

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Learn about 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

February : Beer + Chocolate

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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VINcabulary : Grab a Cab
Feb
9
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Grab a Cab

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

February : Grab a Cab


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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VINcabulary : Grab a Cab
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Grab a Cab

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class.

February : Grab a Cab


Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $170. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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WSET Level Two
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

WSET Level Two

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education & training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines & spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications.

Level 2 provides a deeper insight into the world of wine. This is the perfect course for those with some knowledge of wine but who need to fill in all the gaps. This course covers winemaking, grapegrowing and the major grape varieties of the world.

We are proud to offer these courses on behalf of WinePlus+
Details available on the website here.

WSET 2
Price
: $950.00
Instructor: Sharon McLean

Tuesdays
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12

Course Format: 6 x 3.5 hour classes

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Champagne Master Level
Jan
21
9:00 AM09:00

Champagne Master Level

Cru Consultancy is proud to bring this exciting program to Canada.

Champagne captures the hearts, minds and palates of wine lovers around the world like no other wine. It is one of the strongest territorial wine brands in the world, and no wine specialist can consider their education complete without having in-depth knowledge of this fascinating region.

Cru Consultancy is excited to offer this special program in conjunction with the Wine Scholar Guild. Students will be enrolled in the Champagne Master Level online program and will have access to an exciting series of 16 webinars with leading Champagne experts. Back in the real world, students will attend four review sessions with tutored tastings of Champagnes carefully selected to illustrate the webinar themes. Come prepared to sip, savour and discuss the factors that make champagne the most unique and distinctive sparkling wine in the world.


WEBINAR series starts January 21, 2019
9:00 – 10:00 AM
See Wine Scholar Guild for more details of online course.

VICTORIA Tutored reviews and tastings start February, 3, 2019
10:00 - noon at Vessel Liquor Store

Instructor: Sharon McLean
February 3 & 17
March 3 & 17
Exam: Sunday, March 31, 10:00am

Price: $1,000 (includes both online registration and the in-person sessions)

To register, please email info@cruconsultancy.com

Course Prerequisites: No prerequisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended.
Textbooks: Manual provided
Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)

 

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Best Beers of 2018 & What’s in Store for 2019
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Best Beers of 2018 & What’s in Store for 2019

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Learn about 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

January : Joe offers up some of his favourite beers from 2018 and talks about what to watch for in 2019.

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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VINcabulary: Try Something New
Jan
12
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary: Try Something New

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

January - Try Something NEW

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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VINcabulary: Try Something New
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary: Try Something New

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, with 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

January - Try Something NEW

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25

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WSET Level One
Jan
8
6:00 PM18:00

WSET Level One

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education & training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines & spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications. We administer WSET classes through WinePlus+. Details & registration at www.wineplus.ca.

$399.00

Tuesdays, January 8 and 22
6 - 9:30pm

Instructor: Daniel Stiefvater
 

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Italian Wine Scholar : Unit 1
Jan
7
6:00 PM18:00

Italian Wine Scholar : Unit 1

Cru Consultancy is proud to bring this exciting new program to Western Canada.


The Italian Wine Scholar is offered in conjunction with the Wine Scholar Guild and due to the depth and complexity of Italian wines, the program has been split into two courses: Unit 1 and Unit 2. This course is only Unit 1, which covers Northern Italy. Unit 2 covers Central and Southern Italy and will be offered in the second half of 2019.
 
This is an advanced program of study on a par with the detail required for the WSET Diploma for Italy and beyond what is covered in WSET level 3. The examination for each Unit will be a 100 question MC test with a 75 mark passing score. Candidates must pass both Unit 1 and Unit 2 in order to earn the title Italian Wine Scholar.
 
Italian Wine Scholar – Unit 1
MONDAYS

January 7 & 21
February 4 & 18
March 4
Exam March 18

To register, please email us at info@cruconsultancy.com.
 
Course Prerequisites: No prerequisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended.
Textbooks: Manual provided
Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)
Student Evaluation: The Unit 1 examination consists of a 100 question multiple choice paper. A score of 75% or higher is required to pass

 

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Holiday Craft Beer Picks
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Holiday Craft Beer Picks

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Explore through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

December : Holiday Craft Beer Picks

A look at unique seasonal beers that are perfect for the holiday season.

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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VINcabulary : Bubbles
Dec
8
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Bubbles

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

December : Bubbles

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Bubbles
Dec
6
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Bubbles

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

December : Bubbles

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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WSET Level Three
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

WSET Level Three

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education & training in wines and spirits. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines & spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications.

Level 3 provides an in-depth look at the world of wines and spirits. This course expands on the knowledge of the Level 2 Certificate giving a thorough understanding of the world of wine. It is ideal for those either looking to deeply expand their understanding of the world of wine and is essential for those looking to move into supervisory or management positions in the wine industry.

We administer WSET classes through WinePlus+.

Details & registration at www.wineplus.ca

Instructor: Sharon McLean

Wednesdays

WSET 3
Price: $1600
Instructor: Sharon McLean

Wednesdays
November 28
December 5, 12

2019
January 9, 16, 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
March 6 exam

$1600.00

 

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BC Beer Awards Winners
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

BC Beer Awards Winners

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Explore through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

November : BC Beer Awards Winners

Take a closer look at the beers that took major honours at the BC Beer Awards on October 20.

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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VINcabulary : Big Reds
Nov
3
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Big Reds

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

November : Big Reds

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Big Reds
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Big Reds

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

November : Big Reds

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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Fresh Hop Harvest
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Fresh Hop Harvest

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

October : Fresh Hop Harvest

Fresh hop beers are unique seasonal beers that celebrate the hops harvest each fall. Brewers rush to make beers using freshly picked hops within a day of the harvest, which can impart unique flavours in the beer. We will taste a range of fresh hop beers from BC breweries.

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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French Wine Scholar
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

French Wine Scholar

The French Wine Scholar program is a study and certification program providing current, accurate and indepth information on the wines and wine regions of France.

Developed and administrated by the French Wine Society with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this program is aimed at advanced students of wine whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists.

Individuals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam, earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) postnominal which may be incorporated into a professional signature

Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6, 13, 20, 27, and December 4. 
Exam December 18
6-9pm
$1200.00
Course Prerequisites: No prerequisite required but WSET Level 3 Award recommended
Textbooks: Manual provided
Material and Supplies: 6 ISO tasting glasses (not provided)
Instructor: Sharon McLean, Director of Education for Vessel Liquor


To register, and for more details: info@cruconsultancy.com

 

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VINcabulary : Killer Value Wines
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : Killer Value Wines

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

October : Killer Value Wines

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : Killer Value Wines
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : Killer Value Wines

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

October : Killer Value Wines

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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Great Canadian Beer Festival Roundup
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Great Canadian Beer Festival Roundup

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

September : Great Canadian Beer Festival Roundup

Following on the always fun Great Canadian Beer Festival that takes place on September 7-8 this year, we will taste a range of beers that were hits at the GCBF. We will enjoy a range of different styles from breweries from all over BC.

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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VINcabulary : The Marvels of Merlot
Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

VINcabulary : The Marvels of Merlot

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

September : The Marvels of Merlot

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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VINcabulary : The Marvels of Merlot
Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

VINcabulary : The Marvels of Merlot

Learn the A,B,C's of grapes and styles with our Vessel VINcabulary series.

On the first Thursday of each month, we take a closer look at one grape variety or style, via 6 examples from around the world in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. Maximum 14 students per class. 

September : The Marvels of Merlot

Wine class is fun! Invest in yourself (and save money) by booking multiple classes at once: 3 VINcabulary classes for $60, or 10 VINcabulary classes for $175. Contact us at wine@vesselliquor.com for more details.

$25.00

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Wheat, Rye, Oats and Barley: Multigrain Beers
Aug
16
6:30 PM18:30

Wheat, Rye, Oats and Barley: Multigrain Beers

Explore the world of BEER with the Thirsty Writer, Joe Wiebe. Once each month, Joe shares insights into a different style of beer with us. Taste through 8 beers in a friendly, relaxed environment, with a maximum of 14 guests per class. All beer fans welcome!

August : Wheat, Rye, Oats and Barley: Multigrain Beers

While barley is the primary brewing grain used in beer, brewers employ other grains in certain in certain style. Wheat is used in Belgian Wits and German Hefeweizens, oats are often used in stouts and hazy ales, and rye is a popular addition that gives a rich, spicy character to beer. This seminar explores “multigrain” beer styles that employ alternative grains along with barley.

Why not pick up a SIX PACK OF BEER (Classes)
Everybody loves a six pack - especially when it saves you money! Pick up a Six Pack of our monthly beer classes and save $5 per ticket. That's only $15 for each class. Packs must be purchased in store, or via email at

$20

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The Unfiltered Winemaker : Fault or Allure
Aug
12
2:00 PM14:00

The Unfiltered Winemaker : Fault or Allure

Wine is exciting and complicated. Unpack it together, one bottle at a time, with local winemaker Dan Wright.

August : Fault or Alllure?

What can be perceived as faulty or flawed in wine can be viewed as an alluring trait to others. Wine is not black and white; often there is interesting things happening in the shades of grey. Wine is wabi-sabi.
Learn and taste a lineup of wines that have been spiked to clearly show identifyable faults, before tasting through currently available wines that are all shades of the spectrum, squeaky-clean and beyond.

$30

Instructor: Dan Wright

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