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.

History & Mission

  • 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.
  • 2019Mary Ewing-Mulligan is honored with the WSET Lifetime Achievement Award.
    Mary Gorman-McAdams joins International Wine Center as Director.


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.

Spirits & Sake

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.


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.

WSET Approved Programme Provider

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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.

New York State Education Department Licensed

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