Fostering Wine & Spirits Education Since 1982
International Wine Center
International Wine Center is one of the most established, reputable and prestigious wine and spirits educational centers in the country.
Over its 35-plus years as a wine and spirits school, IWC has helped many thousands of professionals and wine lovers increase their knowledge and discover the pleasures of spirits and wine.
- 1982International Wine Center opened its doors in New York City.
- 1994IWC becomes the first school in the U.S. to offer WSET courses.
- 2007IWC is awarded The Riedel Trophy as WSET Educator of the Year.
- 2015IWC becomes licensed by the NYSED as a Private Career School.
- 2022IWC celebrates its 40th anniversary
Our courses are designed for members of the wine trade and are also appropriate for consumers who want to greatly expand their knowledge of wine.Courses
Spirits & Sake
The spirits and sake courses are designed to provide a thorough knowledge of spirits and liqueurs. Ideal for people working in the spirits field or the hospitality sector.Courses
WSET Level 1 Spirits Course
Who It’s For: This foundational course is ideal for anyone who wishes to obtain a sound introduction to spirits. It will appeal to wine lovers who …Learn more
WSET Level 3 Wines Course
Who It’s For: Wine professionals and consumers who have a broad foundation of wine knowledge — including appellation systems, major wine-produc…Learn more
WSET Level 4 Overview
Who It’s For: The WSET® Level 4 Courses in Wines are a program of study for wine professionals and consumers who are serious about pursuing a hi…Learn more
WSET Level 1 Wines Course
Who It’s For: Wine lovers, both consumer-level and those entering the wine or hospitality trade who have limited wine knowledge. Level 1 is op…Learn more
WSET Level 4, Wine Production, D1
This course covers, at a specialist level, the anatomy and growing cycle of the vine, influencing factors relating to the growing of wine grapes aroun…Learn more
WSET Level 1 Wines Online Course
Who It’s For: Wine lovers, both consumer-level and those entering the wine or hospitality trade who have limited wine knowledge. Level 1 is opti…Learn more
Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET®)
Through affiliated schools such as IWC, WSET® instructs members of the wine and spirit trade as well as consumers internationally; its highest qualification, Diploma, is the traditional pre-requisite necessary for those who wish to become Master of Wine students.
International Wine Center was the first wine school in the U.S. to offer WSET programs, in 1994, and has been instrumental in building the growth of WSET’s programs across the U.S.
NY State Department of Education (NYSED)
International Wine Center is a licensed Private Career School under the supervision of the NY State Department of Education (NYSED). The NYSED has approved IWC’s curricula and its facilities. All IWC instructors hold permits or licenses from the NYSED.
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