The Classroom

Education is one of the key pillars of Vessel Liquor Store. We host a series of wine, beer, and cocktail classes in our custom-built Cru's Nest Classroom, above Vessel, year round. Our instructors lead these friendly, accessible tasting seminars for enthusiasts. Classes are limited to 18 guests to ensure everyone has time to ask questions, learn, and taste. View our Eventbrite page to see the current list of classes, and register easily online.

VINcabulary, Brew School, Raise the Bar, Wine Wise.

Classes for the every day consumer and enthusiast alike. View our Eventbrite page here to see the current list of classes, and register easily online.

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VISA Scholarships

The Vancouver Island Sommelier Association (VISA) is thrilled to announce that applications are now open for the first-ever VISA scholarships! 

These scholarships offer an opportunity for three passionate and aspiring wine professionals on Vancouver Island to deepen their knowledge and advance their careers. 

With the help of generous sponsors, Vessel Liquor Store, Coastal Craft Beverages, and Victoria International Wine Festival, VISA will be offering the following scholarships:

Professional Accreditation

We have partnered with Cru Consultancy to provide professional and accredited wine courses to Victoria's wine trade. Cru is one of Canada's leading wine education companies, and we're proud to be their home for WSET Global, Wine Scholar Guild, and more. Visit their website to read more about these courses, and register.

Cru Consultancy

Classes and Workshops curated by Cru Consultancy, a Vancouver Island based thought leader for the wine and hospitality industry

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WSET Global

WSET curriculum for internationally recognized certification in wine, spirits, sake and more. Courses are offered by our friends at WinePlus+ with approved instructors from Cru Consultancy.

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Wine Scholar Guild

The Wine Scholar Guild is the leading provider of specialized certification programs on the wines of France, Italy and Spain with a school network spanning more than 30 countries on 5 continents. Join Cru Consultancy and delve deep into the fascinating genre of old world wines. Not for the faint of fact.

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Certified Sherry Wine Specialist®

The Certified Sherry Wine Specialist course is the most comprehensive certification course on sherry wines. It is offered worldwide, entirely online.

It was created by The House of Lustau, with the support of the Sherry Regulatory Council guaranteeing the CSWS® program's exceptional level of depth, accuracy, detail, and academic rigor as well as its impact on the global wine industry.

The Sherry Tasting Experience box is mandatory for course completion.

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