Academy Purpose

Teresa’s Wine Academy has been established to provide both professional and recreational wine appreciation courses serving Oakville, Burlington, Milton and surrounding areas.

Professional level seminars and courses are designed to improve wine sales for wine merchants and front of the house staff. We have a one-of-a-kind Wine for Chefs course specifically for Chefs and Passionate Home cooks. We offer customized courses for Business executives and Sales managers who would benefit from gaining a better appreciation of wines, wine ordering and protocols particularly when entertaining clients.

Recreational courses and seminars are designed for both the novice wine drinker new to the world of wine and people who already have a passion for wine who want to learn more about all aspects, but in a fun relaxed atmosphere. The emphasis will be on understanding different wine styles, pairing food and wine, choosing wine in a restaurant or store, a little something about each of the major wine regions around the world and how to taste like a pro.

The Travel series is a set of recreational seminars geared to people who are going to be travelling to a wine region and want to learn about the wines and foods of the area from someone who has been there. It’s also for people that have been to the area, tasted the wines and have come back wanting to learn more. Armchair travelers will also enjoy these seminars, although it may make them want to hop on a plane and get there.

Teresa’s Wine Academy promotes the responsible use of alcohol. We recommend the use of spittoons supplied at the tastings and we suggest that you eat before the start of each class. Lastly, please no perfume, aftershave or scented lotions when attending the classes. It’s important in order to smell the wine.