Wine 101

$198+ taxes

9 h (3 classes, 3 hours each)

Led by ITHQ-certified experts

Wine 101

Harvesting knowledge for better taste

If you want to better appreciate wines and understand wine terminology, this introductory course, a prerequisite to the courses Cépages, Vins de France and Vins d’Italie, will set you on the right path. Our dedicated instructors will introduce you to the world of wine and wine tasting, help you build your personal taste profile, and teach you how to find the perfect wine for each of your dishes. Wine 101 provides a wealth of up-to-date content complemented by tastings and practical exercises.

You will learn to:

  • Develop effective wine tasting techniques based on sight, smell and taste
  • Understand and use wine tasting terminology
  • Interpret the information on wine labels in order to make better purchases
  • Apply the principles of food and wine pairing
  • Properly store and serve wines

Six wines from different regions or countries will be tasted in each class, for a total of 18 wines. 


You must be at least 18 years of age.

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Institut de tourisme et d'hôtellerie du Québec
Tuesdays, June 13, 20 and 27 - Time : 7 to 10 pm (ENGLISH)

3535, rue Saint-Denis Montréal
Montréal (Quebec) H2X 3P1
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Participants should avoid wearing heavy perfumes so as not to affect their perception of the wine aromas.

Alcohol consumption

Several wines are tasted in each class. It is up to you whether you swallow them or spit them out (in the provided spittoons) and to moderate your consumption. You should however be aware that alcohol consumption does not enhance the senses.

Age verification

As recommended by the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux, we require our instructors to ask participants for proof of age if they appear to be younger than 25. This is to help ensure that alcohol is not served to minors. Individuals under 18 may not take courses during which alcohol is served.


Payment can be made online by Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card.

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Wine 101