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.
  • 2019Mary Ewing-Mulligan is honored with the WSET Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 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.

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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