Wine & Art Soirée 2020

Wine & Art Soirée

GOVFEST 2020 VIRTUAL WINE EVENT! October 27 – November 27
We are very happy to announce that the Govfest 2020 Wine Soiree will be a fabulous Virtual Event hosted on our behalf by our amazing Platinum Sponsors, EF Go Ahead Tours! Since the Art and Wine Soiree will be virtual, we are able to extend the party for a whole month with many exciting events!
Please check the website on October 27th for complete programming information.

“Free registrations limited. Book early”

Online Shopping and Live Seminars

Online live seminars

Washington State Wine with Super Wine Girl
Nov 9, 2020 03:00 PM America/Toronto
Join Zoom Meeting –
Meeting ID: 821 2045 9677
Passcode: 841894

Online wine shopping

Online Courses

Wine Tasting Sensory Techniques: This 18-hour course is offered by UC Davis on Coursera (free to audit, paid version for certificate also available) It allows you to learn about the physiological process of wine tasting, the classic wine types of the world, faults and defects, and wine and food pairings. It is self-paced, so you can start and stop at any time. Good for beginning and intermediate wine enthusiasts.

World of Wine: From Grape to Glass: Offered by University of Adelaide in Australia through EdX (free to audit, paid version for certificate also available), this course highlights a range of wine industry topics weekly over six weeks, from wine styles, sensory evaluation, to vineyard management, production, winemaking and wine science. Suitable for beginners and intermediate hobbyists who want to learn the building blocks of how wine is made along its supply chain.

Aldiploma: Geared towards casual drinkers, international Supermarket chain Aldi partners with resident wine expert, Sam Caporn Master of Wine, to bring this very short introductory course, covering wine varietals and styles, how to taste, read labels and understand jargons, for beginners to learn more about wine in an approachable way.

Wine Folly: Popular among wine enthusiasts as a fun and approachable wine knowledge and appreciation content website and community, Wine Folly features videos on learning styles by drinking, comparing regions and varietals, interviews with industry experts, and more. Their website and blog are also worth checking out for written and multimedia content.

The Grape Explorer: Started by WSET level 3 “Grape Explorer” based in the UK, this channel showcases wine regions and varietals, tasting notes, interactive WSET-based quizzes and product reviews. This dynamic, up-to-date channel is suitable for those who may be interested in taking WSET at levels 1 to 3.

V is for Vino: Santa Barbara-based certified sommelier Vince Anter takes viewers on a journey around the world through this independently produced series. Each episode shows a featured destination, where Vince discusses the local wine culture of wine, vineyard geography, agriculture and economy in the experience of wine drinking and enjoyment.


Guild of Sommeliers: Established in 2009 by Master of Sommelier Geoff Kruth, this website offers new podcasts on a monthly basis on many diverse topics, ranging from specific wine regions to how to study for wine exams. Geoff interviews many wine experts, and keeps the podcasts interesting and timely. Targeted at intermediate to advanced wine lovers.

Levi Dalton:

 I’ll Drink to That!: Wine writer and veteran Sommelier Levi Dalton interviews renowned and knowledgeable wine personalities on this podcast. Older episodes are archived on the website of playlists including top 10 episodes from 2012 to 2019, wine by regions, interviews with sommeliers, writers and critics, importers and distributors, auctions and more.

Wine for normal people: Host Certified Sommelier Elizabeth Schneider dedicates this podcast “for normal wine-loving people” through a range of interviews with winemakers, sommeliers and industry experts to “take the snobbery out of wine”. Well-researched, comprehensive content is delivered in an easy-to-understand and light-hearted way.

Interpreting Wine: focuses on wine and hospitality internationally, featuring interviews with Masters of Wines, Masters of Sommeliers, winemakers, bartenders, chefs. This curated podcast is especially suitable for industry experts seeking more in-depth, sometimes technical