A no messing around guide to the coolest things to eat, drink and do in Vancouver and beyond. Community. Not clickbait.


Neighbourhood: Chinatown
265 East Pender St.


Monday to Wednesday Classes (AM and PM)


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The People

Kelcie Jones, Maude Renaud-Brisson, Jenna Briscoe (Co-Owners & Educators)

About This is Wine School

This is Wine School was born out of a desire to learn widely and dynamically about the world of wine as it relates to our real lives. As passionate sommeliers and hospitality folk, the three of us felt there needed to be a way for people to access wine education in a fun and fresh way. This is Wine School offers both public wine courses regularly scheduled on our website, as well as private consulting. We offer WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) courses for accredited education as well as fun and less formal classes that rotate in theme. We are deeply connected to the pulse of the wine and restaurant industries and bring our time in service to the classroom. Our classes range from introductory food and wine pairing classes to deep dive classes with winemakers when they are in town and visiting – we want to showcase the people behind the wine and share the many ways in which agriculture connects to what’s in the bottle. Our goal is to help Vancouver drink great wine and feel connected to wine experiences, and to have a safe space for all people to come together to learn about wine.

As educators, we also hope to provide guidance and mentorship to individuals looking to pursue a career in the wine and hospitality industry and provide the tools for all people looking to deepen their wine knowledge. Together, we can contribute to a stronger, more diverse, and thoughtful wine culture in our Vancouver community and the wider wine world.