Introduction

AUTOUR DU VIN is both a wine school and an agency offering services that span all facets of the world of wine and spirits. Based in Bordeaux, we also offer wine courses and services in Canada.

Amateurs to professionals wanting to expand and deepen their knowledge or improve their tasting skills can take advantage of our  location in the wine capitol of the world to receive premium education and enjoy customized services.

AUTOUR DU VIN is proud to offer the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) courses. The gold standard for wine education, these courses are a progression of three levels, each with its own internationally recognized professional certificate. Courses are provided in English, French and Mandarin, taking place in either our classroom, selected châteaux or the location of your choosing, including on-site employee training.

Alongside the WSET® school, we offer Master Classes featuring guest speakers and personalised tutorials and events, organized at your convenience, on a subject of your choice.

For those wishing to further discover the world of wine, from vine to glass, we also propose a range of wine tourism opportunities.

AUTOUR DU VIN…the name evokes our intention and the concept at work. We combine expertise and experience to impart knowledge and an appreciation for the culture and diversity of wine.

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WSET® Certifications

WSET® represents the world reference for wine training. Spread over three successive levels, the course offered delivers internationally recognized diplomas at each stage. WSET® education is for everyone, amateurs and professionals alike.

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Testimonials

  • I learned so much from you throughout the course. I since have been asked to train as a junior sommelier at Raymonds. I'm super motivated to learn more and hopefully start level 4 in the new year! Thank you for…

    Megan McDonald
    Raymonds Restaurant - Halifax, Canada

  • Tracey's tutoring wine guided tastings are a combination of high standards and a practical, fun approach. The wines selected and tasted communicate her passion for discovering and presenting wines both for didactic reasons and for pleasure.

    Davide Agus
    Wine Consultant - Italy

  • I had the privilege of taking some private tasting sessions with Tracey over the course of a year.  Each tasting was themed to focus on a particular region, and each class began with a detailed introduction of the region and…

    Kaitlin Lanthier
    - London

  • Tracey is the best teacher I have ever had. She is amazingly patient and she refuses to let go before she has found the proper way to explain to me the things I don't understand, using different metaphors, approaches and…

    Benedicte Helvershou
    Product Manager - Norway

  • Tracey is an excellent instructor. Not only is she highly knowledgeable, but her passion and enthusiasm for wine manifests itself in her teaching style. Her classes are fun, engaging and bring the subject matter to life. Tracey's courses provide students…

    Genevieve R.
    - USA

  • As a student of Autour du Vin I wouldn't hesitate to recommend classes to anyone, whether it be someone in the trade or an enthusiast looking to learn more. Tracey has a way of using her personal experience and knowledge that not only makes the…

    Karen Nause
    - Halifax, Canada

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