Martin Verhoeks is DipWSET Certified and also holds certification from the International Sommelier Guild. Based in both Canada and South West France Martin’s interest in wine started growing up among the vineyards of Northern Switzerland.
During his professional life in the dental technology field he helped his wife in her wine business and traveled extensively to taste wines throughout Europe and South America. Fluent in English, German, Swiss German, Dutch and French, Martin is now solely devoted to the world of wine!
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.
I met Tracey Dobbin at an educational weekend I ran in September 2013 at a vineyard near Bristol...Tracey and I decided to run a repeat course over one day in Bordeaux, to correspond with a scheduled MW course...Tracey capably managed…
Dr. Richard Smart
International viticulture scientist and consultant -
As two food & wine enthusiasts not directly involved in the hospitality or wine industry, we were interested in furthering our knowledge of wine and spirits. We found the WSET curriculum and the course levels offered by Autour du Vin to be very appealing. Since Septembre 2014,…
Joëlle Désy & James Nicholson
- Halifax, Canada
Sitting in Switzerland by lake Geneva and sipping some local gamay, swirling and checking out red fruits and acidity :)) omg your class was soooo interesting and I am so impressed how knowledgeable you are! And inspiring!! You have a…
Sovex Grands Chateaux - Export Manager -
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…
- 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.
Wine Consultant - Italy
Just wanted to say thanks again for your great instruction in the class this past week. You made the experience approachable, fun, and of course educational. I am not sure if I will pursue level 4, but I feel this…
Nathan Pryor, Managing Partner,
Mainbrace International Ltd. - Halifax, Canada