- Wine Education and Schools

This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around .
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Stephanie Baden-Savoir Wines

Savoir Wines was established in 2010 by Founder and Owner Stephanie Baden. Since then, as Certified Specialist in Wine &Professional Member of Society of Wine Educators -Stephanie Baden conducts private education and small group events - programs recognized by the ACFEF est 1929. Stephanie is a Wine Location Specialist accredited by the CIVC and the IVDP, certified to lead wine education seminars, tastings and dinners specific to Champagne and Port. In 2012, previously passing exam with essay,she was one of 125 people across the globe with this terroir driven certificate. For many years, Stephanie traveled for onsite visitations to the wineries "bodegas", businesses,etc.in South America. Currently, Stephanie is a French Scholar candidate,top scoring preliminary exams,maintaining membership and continuing education with the Wine Scholar Guild. Choose California and international fine wines with confidence at the various price levels. Choose fine wines for their history and prestige. Choose fine wines whether they are unoaked or oaked. Identify the gout de terre in the bottle! To discuss your needs for a business event or private gathering, contact Stephanie at (213)880-5992
600 W 9th St. -across from Ralph's Fresh Fare Supermarket in DTLA
Los Angeles, CA
ph. 2138805992

Cambridgeshire Wine School

We run educational wine tasting events and courses in Cambridge and the surrounding area. Everything from 1 evening introductory sessions to comprehensive 2 month courses (and everything in between). Our events are fun, informal and entertaining. We focus on the practical side of wine tasting and no previous experience is needed. We also offer private and corporate wine tasting services either at your premises or we can select from a wide range of venues. We also offer professional WSET courses.
Royal Cambridge Hotel
ph. 01223 655391

Galician Institute of Wine

The Galician Institute of Wine opens its doors in 2010, aiming at disseminating wine knowledge towards the professional sector and fostering wine-related experiences so that society can get to know more about wine –through seminars, specialization courses and awards such the Magnum Awards of the Galician Wine. The team of teachers counts on sommeliers, winegrowers, enologists and winemakers globally renowned. Willing to share their expertise, and passion for wine with you!! Wil you join?

Smallgoods Cheese & Provisions

Smallgoods Cheese & Provisions is operated by American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, Jenny Eastwood, and her husband, Mike. As a "CCP" Jenny provides ongoing authentic, fun and informative cheese education and pairing classes throughout San Diego. Clients include: wine, beer and event industry partnership (Partial list: LJ Crafted Wines,The Flight Path, The Rose Wine Bar, Mission, Council & Coronado Brewing, White Labs andThe Grill at Torrey Pines Lodge.
7486 La Jolla Blvd, 556
La Jolla, CA
ph. 9177835747

TY the WINE GUY Enotainment

TY the WINE GUY is a ENOTAINMENT WINE-PRO and EDUCATOR with 25+ years of experience . On call for GUEST ENRICHMENT or DESTINATION WINE EVENTS. Bringing a barrel full of Wine Education Concepts from Appreciation all the way to Training the Professionals and Trade. Learn from a WINE MERCHANT PROFESSIONAL TODAY!
ph. 604.340.8944

Toshio Ueno, Master Sake Sommelier (SSI Japan Certification)

Certified Master Sake & Shochu Sommelier, Jizake Educator. Born in Japan where his family has grown Japanese wine grape, Koshu, for generations, Toshio grew up helping the business from a young age. Following his college education in the US and employment at an international trading company in Tokyo, Toshio joined Chateraise, a pastry and wine company as Director of Sales. There, he was put in charge of overseeing the personal wine collection of the company's president, which intrigued him to enter the world of wine stewardship and research. Toshio joined Mutual Trading Company in 2002, where he is Manger of the Business Development Department in marketing Japanese foods, Jizake, and Shochu to the mainstream American trade. With his passion and expertise in Jizake, Shochu, and Wine, Toshio aims to further promote Japanese food and Sake cultures to new, international audiences. He has hosted "The Science of Sake" VIP Sake Pairing , "Mystery of Sake" VIP Sake Investigation Lecture,"LA Sake Festival" Sake Education Class, and "Japanese Food Festival" Sake Seminar in 2009. Since 2010, he has been Vice President & Executive Instructor at Sake School of America.
431 Crocker Street
Los Angeles, CA
ph. 213-830-9570


A little bit of wine knowledge goes a long way to opening doors to new flavors and new friends. Additionally, no one likes to go to the wine aisle or be handed a wine list and feel overwhelmed. Have some crazy fun and learn about wine in a "non-snobby" environment - public and private classes available. Tamara Atkins is a level one Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers), a Wine and Spirits Education Trust level two, and a Certified Specialist of Wine.
8877 Cardwell Dr.
Houston, Texas
ph. 7134685030

Vine and Dine

For wine and food pairing events, business wine tastings, tastings in your home, other wine events, including Calgary's most popular wine course since 2008. Vine & Dine tastings are always fun, sociable and educational too! All events are run by Linda Garson, Editor-in-Chief of Culinaire magazine and creator of Vine and Dine. Visit www.vineanddine.ca for upcoming Vine & Dine evenings across Calgary and for details on Vine & Dine Wine Course, and Wine and Culinary Tours.
1203, 804 3rd Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
ph. 403 870 9802

South London Wine School

Independent wine educator running courses and tasting in London. We’re here to help you learn more about wine in a relaxed and friendly environment. No jargon or pretentiousness – just a passion for wine, some friends, and a great time ahead. We run tastings in Greenwich every week, with different wines and themes. Or for those looking to educate staff, we provide bespoke training as well as WSET courses Level 1, 2 and 3; we are able to work with you to fit your needs.
ph. 0208 787 5395

Thru the Vines

Thru the Vines is a company passionate about wine education. We specialize in consumer education, helping consumers make informed decisions on their wine choices. We focus on all aspects of wine consumption: WSET classes and consulting for trade professionals. For the consumer, we conduct wine dinners, tastings, and educational classes and courses to suit your needs. *Events run by Billie Joyce WSET Diploma and Master of Wine student
ph. 615-410-6454


Vino-tainment! Entertaining wine classes offered by Mike Maletta, Certified Sommelier. Enhance proper wine tasting techniques, (with my own unique added step), food & wine pairing, differences in varieties & their growing regions. Attention Event Planners Fun Wine & Spirits tastings conducted at various venues for 10 years. For the trade, efficient staff continuing education. Increase staff awareness. Increase customer satisfaction and profits. See our website for additional information.
ph. 954-591-4182

K S Hample Consulting

"Take the mystery out of wine" with fun, interactive and unpretentious wine education. Through lectures, workshops, or tutored tastings, we bring you the wonder and elegance of wine! Whether its a corporate event, an organizational meeting/fun event, or staff training, we have the knowledge and experience to bring it to life for you.
ph. 780-868-3375

Long Island Wine Academy

The Long Island Wine Academy is Metro New York's newest and fastest growing wine education school. You can expect to walk away from our classes with a strong and comprehensive understanding of wine and the fascinating industry behind it. Our classes will teach you about the world of wine, from grape growing and winemaking practices to global regional styles. You will learn how to smell, taste and describe wine to confidently shop, pair and collect your favorite wine styles. Contact us today!
Mailing: 244 Madison Avenue, Suite 2430
New York, NY
ph. 212-567-2255

Teresa's Wine Academy

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. Watch for our launch a one-of-a-kind Wine Appreciation course specifically for Chefs and Student Chefs and passionate home cooks later this year.
4038 Longmoor Drive
Burlington, ON
ph. 9056168159

The Wine Sage

A private wine Sommelier service business for private buying, cellar assessments, and private or corporate events.
4530 PGA Blouvard
Palm Beach Gardens, Fl
ph. 561-252-8160

Wine, Love & Joy

At Wine, Love & Joy, we make learning about wine a joyful experience! Whether your are new to wine or just want to learn more, we have a class for you. We currently offer monthly classes, in-home classes, and fundraisers.
ph. 765-610-1333

Le Cordon Bleu Dusit Culinary School

Le Cordon Bleu Dusit is a worldwide leader in gastronomy. As such, it could not ignore Wine, which is an integral component of the modern meal. This course has been designed for both wine enthusiasts and culinary professionals looking to improve their wine culture and acquire the keys to appreciate wine with food. Throughout weekly meetings, participants will discover wine regions of the new and old world and taste over sixty different wines.
ph. +66 2 237 8877

Cecil Flentge - Grapes & Groceries

Training for restaurants, consulting on Wine lists & menu enhancement, hosting assistance for restaurant wine dinners & tastings, event planning & in-home wine tastings. Thirty-eight years of learning about wine. Casual instruction with practical application to pick out a wine, develop wine lists, or match with food. I teach, judge wines, help distributors or restaurants to pick new wines to buy, even consulted on a wine lawsuit. Visited wineries on four continents. Happy Sipping, Cecil
17115 Blanco Trail
San Antonio, TX
ph. 210-863-1185

San Diego State College of Extended Studies

Serving the San Diego Community with wine and craft beer education! Is a wine tasting class the same as a wine education course? At SDSU, our wine courses combine wine tasting and wine education. It's a combination of lecture, reading, and tasting – a holistic approach to wine. If you're considering taking sommelier classes, our Professional Certificate in the Business of Wine program prepares you for the Sommelier exam and helps you train for success in wine-related occupations. Craft beer is complex and versatile, and it is a growing industry in San Diego. The city has over 70 craft breweries. SDSU College of Extended Studies created the Business of Craft Beer certificate to foster an overall appreciation of craft beer through interactive,hands-on learning.Classes are held onsite and at breweries
5250 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA
ph. 619-594-1138

Marc Supsic's Wine Living

• Diploma Certified: Wine & Spirit Education Trust of London • Pairing events @ your location - 5 to 50 guests • Host, 150+ Food, Drink & Travel videos, around the world • Featured: Philly Style, Spoonful Magazine, Chestnut Hill Local, Wine Spectator • 2017 MontCo Happenings, "Famous Montco-er" My mission is to discover new places, meet new people, and learn about the amazing cultures, foods and drinks of the world. Life is a celebration of the senses! Let me show you what I’ve learned. Cheers!
624 Bridle Road
Glenside, PA
ph. (267) 210-2771

Neil Courtier - Grape Sense

Grape Sense was developed by Neil Courtier, a freelance wine educator and trainer. Our aim is to meet the needs of the trade, consumer and corporate groups, by providing tailor made training courses, programmes leading to nationally recognised qualifications, in addition to tutored tastings, dinners and wine tours. Wine events are held in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Woodbridge & throughout East Anglia / the UK. Full member of The Association of Wine Educators.
4 Royal Oak Cottages, Oak Lane, Rougham Green,
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk,
ph. 01359 270318

Newcastle Wine School

A very warm welcome to Newcastle Wine School. We run Wine Tastings, Courses and Corporate Events in Newcastle and North East England for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more about it. All of our tastings are relaxed, fun and informal and run by qualified wine educators. No previous wine tasting experience is necessary. We are an independent wine education company, not affiliated to any wine merchants or retailers, so that you can relax knowing we won't try and sell you wine
ph. 0191 704 2161

Lo-TECH Food & Wine Resources

Lo-TECH Food & Wine Resources exists to promote healthier, robustly-flavored home cooking and attendant eating behaviors. Our core mission is healthy, affordable home-cooking education. We offer consultation and training to restaurants and retailers in healthy cooking, affordable wine programming and marketing, and staff training in wine knowledge and service. We also conduct wine component tastings, and flexible-format tasting events for individuals, groups, and food/wine industry operations.
40106 Newport Drive
Plymouth, MI
ph. 734-730-0026

Royal Bartending School "The Art of Mixology"

A fantastic 40 hour course where you will learn hundreds of drink recipes, study bartending in theory and have hands on training in our bartending / lounge facility. After successfully completing this class, you will have become a certified mixologist! In addition to this certification, you also have the opportunity to attend the ABC LEAD training class and receive a certification card. So whether you are looking to change careers or just become the host with the most, come MIX with us!
181 West 2nd Street
Pomona, Ca.
ph. 909.620.7488

Hospitality & Wine Education / Sommelier Dieter Schafer

Dieter Schafer is a Certified Educator, Trainer, Maitre d'Hotel, Sommelier, and Principal of Hospitality & Wine Education with 40+ years of restaurant industry and teaching experience acquired in 12 countries on 4 continents. HWE is Seattle's premier consumer fine-dining and wine education, and restaurant employee training facility. We also provide restaurant promotion through culinary events, and assistance for wine producers and the wine trade.
7683 SE 27th Street, PMB 223
Mercer Island, WA

Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy

The First WSET courses in Minnesota! Wine & Spirits Education Trust has it's first approved program provider in the state, so travel no further. We will be offering Level 1 Award in Wine and Level 2 Award in Wine & Spirits this fall. For more information and to register, https://mnscu.rschooltoday.com/public/getclass/category_id/261/program_id/43/subcategory_id/1225 Like us on FB @ Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy.
ph. 651-269-9754

Swirl Wine Education & Tastings

Kent Benson is a Certified Wine Educator, a French Wine Scholar, and a Certified Sommelier. Besides his popular wine course, Kent presents to any size group - wine clubs, parties, client or employee appreciation events, wedding showers, and bachelorette parties. Kent has written for Sommelier Journal and Wines and Vines, If you are looking for a fun and informative wine experience, contact Kent today. Restaurants, wine shops, and wholesalers, call Kent for all your training and consulting needs.
500 Laurel Park Circle
Cookeville, TN
ph. 320-252-4013

NYC wine company

After making wine in France, Hungary, and California, Andrew Harwood opened his school in 2002 to help people learn what they like, and more importantly....why they like it. You will learn wine fundamentals while also discovering your own palate. Best of all, you'll be able to employ this knowledge as a powerful tool when shopping for wine, deciphering labels, or introducing new wines to yourself & others. Classes are offered year-round in our dedicated wine loft. And...classes are a good tim
167 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
ph. 212.647.1875

The Wine Geek

As with other aspects of business, a lack of knowledge can impact how you are perceived. Wine educator Jonathan Schroeder imparts the secrets to successfully making wine a part of your selling-arsenal. No matter if he is training your people in the oenological nuances of a business lunch or hosting a business appreciation event for your clients, his passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm makes for a special and memorable experience.
ph. 302-438-1790

The Wine Counselor

Wine & spirits "edutainment". Laugh & learn with The Wine Counselor Michael Schafer. Michael is a Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Culinary Travel Professional and attorney. From intimate private tastings to corporate training, The Wine Counselor educates while entertaining. His trademark approach of combining humor with knowledge is contagious! From the 5 S's of Wine to Bourbon's Back & Bigger Than Ever, Michael's classes & seminars are guaranteed to be fun!
ph. 2482197301

Vino Venue (Atlanta Wine School)

Located in Dunwoody, Vino Venue is a one-of-a-kind wine and dine emporium offering guests a unique, complete culinary experience. With over 50 wines available by the glass, a respectable craft beer selection, and bistro-style cuisine designed for sharing, Vino Venue is just the place to discover the art and science of food and wine. Vino Venue is also home to a $100,000 chef demonstration kitchen furthering Vino Venue’s fundamental priority: wine education at Atlanta Wine School.
4478 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Georgia
ph. 770-668-0435


Seeking Uniquely Exciting & Cost-effective Wine and Culinary experiences for Your Group or Corporate Event, visit the Right Resource! Whether it’s sweet and simple or challenging and complex, we want to make these moments something that will play over and over in your mind and on your tongue. We’re so passionate about the wine and culinary experience, we’ve partnered with some very uniquely talented professionals who also share our passion and vision and Can Help You see Your Vision, call us!
6 Dunlop Drive
St. Catharines, Ontario
ph. 905-641-5705

What Am I Drinking?!

From our experience, most people are – secretly or not-so-secretly – completely lost when it comes to wine. Which, honestly, is a-ok, unless, of course, you’re staring down at an 800-page wine menu. That's why we’re here: To help you supercharge your know-how so you can sip wine like a pro. Whether you want to learn how to shop for wine, identify your wine style, or explore the difference between grape varieties, join us for a public or private event at our new Bryn Mawr studio.
28 Summit Grove Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA
ph. (484) 383-3259

Vino di Savino

Vino di Savino is passionate about wine and passionate about sharing our knowledge with you! We bring the world of wines to your doorstep by organizing private wine tastings and educational wine sessions in the comfort of your own home, place of business or anywhere you want! We customize all of our events to meet your needs and interests and can recommend food pairings and bring wines, materials, and glassware. Call us for pricing and availability.
ph. 312 560 5747

The Maverick Experience

The Maverick Experience's goal is to share our passion and knowledge of wine and spirits in the most unique, approachable, and exciting way possible...leaving pretension at the doorstep. We like to call it "social-cation"---yes, of course we made that word up, but we can't think of a better combination of words to describe our approach. Wine and spirits education in a relaxed social setting...it's the best of both worlds! Events, Classes & Tastings. San Antonio--Dallas--Austin, TX.
ph. 8142180089


Wine Education: Ø WINE APPRECIATION, TASTING Ø FOOD & WINE MATCHING Ø WINE COURSES (may be taken separately): · FOUNDATION · INTERMEDIATE · ADVANCED (Learn for Pleasure or as a Professional) For Individuals or Corporations. Minimum of 10 persons per course. Individuals can be organisers to organise a minimum of 10 friends. "IN HOUSE" training & courses available for Corporations and Businesses with adequate facilities.
ph. +6 (017) 334-0338

Planet Grape

Nationally known wine expert Catherine Fallis (“FAH lis”), the 5th woman in the world to become a Master Sommelier, is a warm, engaging author, speaker, and wine advisor through her firm Planet Grape® LLC, and is the founder of Planet Grape Wine Review – www.winereview.planetgrape.com. Catherine created her alter-ego, grape goddess®, to help bring wine down to earth. She is the only person in the world to hold both the Master Sommelier and Advanced Certified Wine Professional credentials.
240 Lombard St. #826
San Francisco, CA
ph. 415 425 5828

NTS Wine Tasting LLC ~ "Wine Tasting without the Attitude!"

Stefani Jackenthal (owner) crafts fun and informative wine events in your home, office or gathering space. Specializing in interactive food and wine pairings, some favorites include Wine, Cheese & Chocolate!, World Cup of Wines ~ Italy vs France! ! Vino & Vinyasa! Old World vs New World Wines! Stefani authored the book "Wanderlust Wining" and her wine articles have appeared in NY Times, Wine Enthusiast, HuffPost. She teaches wine classes at 92Y.org and writes restaurant wine lists. Cheers!
173 West 78th Street, #7C
New York, NY
ph. 917-855-1594

Wine School of Philadelphia

America's top wine school since 2001. Located in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia, the Wine School boasts beautiful classrooms tastefully appointed with oriental rugs, vintage lighting, and exposed brick walls. Wine selections are far beyond expectations. The school operates one of the largest wine cellars in the region, with each wine curated by a master-level sommelier. And classes are real classes, taught by real sommelier-instructors, with real content.
109 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania(PA)
ph. 2159651514

The Essential Wine School

From tutored tastings, corporate events and fundraisers through to Wine and Spirit Education Trust vocational qualifications Levels 1,2 and 3 - the School provides professional tuition, quality samples and a friendly entertaining environment. Our venues are chosen for their quality and daytime courses include a lunch which adds to the social aspect of learning.
ph. 01424 490390

Gilbert Winfield

Fun and educational wine tasting courses and evenings by a fully qualified WSET educator. Have a day of wine and discussion, a hearty lunch, and learn a lot about wine at the same time. Treat yourself!
Browns Courtrooms, 82-84 St Martins Lane,
ph. 07957 898215

Sacramento Home Winemakers

Sacramento Home Winemakers (SHW) is a non-profit club promoting the science and art of home winemaking. SHW meets monthly on third Wednesdays of each month at 3349 J St in Sacramento. Supplementing the monthly technical meetings are for crush groups for beginning winemakers, Winemaking 101, SHW's wine competition, field trips and other educational activities. Whether you're a beginning or experienced winemaker, join us for winemaking cameraderie. www.sachomewine.org
3349 J Street
Sacramento, CA
ph. 916 217-0294

Chefs David and Gayle Darugh - Wine Educators

Chefs David and Gayle Darugh (Oeno-Spelunkers Extraordinaire!) offer Wine Appreciation, Humorous After Dinner Talks, Consulting and Culinary Classes nation-wide or at their Bed and Breakfast Inn in Clayton, Georgia. Both are commercial winemakers and wine education professionals with many years of experience in the food and wine industry. Classes, training and wine tastings can be customized for individuals or groups, always in a relaxed and entertaining format.
Beechwood Inn - 220 Beechwood Drive
Clayton, Georgia
ph. (706) 782-5485

Food and WineTasting Ltd

Trained as a biologist with a master degree in Genetic and after being working for a pharmaceutical company I gave a turn to my career while moving to London. I passed the WSET Level 2 and 3 with distinction over all, set up hundreds of wine tasting sessions for private and corporate and in 2016 trained myself to become a WSET nominated educator. Since June 2016 I have been training students to succeed in their WSET Level 1 and 2 examination. My school is based in Fitzrovia area.
710 Cloister chelsea, Sloane Avenue
ph. 07414226026

Cru Consultancy

Cru Consultancy was founded by Sharon McLean & Treve Ring, long time friends, colleagues and wine cohorts. Certified sommeliers, travellers, educators and journalists, McLean & Ring advise clients and companies on the world of wine. Cru Consultancy delivers French Wine and Italian Wine Scholar programs on the Island and partners with WinePlus+ to deliver W.S.E.T. courses. Cru has the experience and credibility to build custom and fun events for individuals and corporations.

SDSU Professional Certificate in the Business of Wine

The Professional Certificate in the Business of Wine through SDSU's College of Extended Studies is designed to prepare you for success in wine-related occupations. Through engaging discussion and directed tastings, The Business of Wine courses let you experience the world of wine twofold: wine education and business education. Building your wine knowledge gives you a competitive edge in your career. Must be 21 years of age to take these courses.
5250 Campanile Drive
San Diego, California
ph. 619-594-1138

Wine Unwrapped by Jon Haight

For 25 years Jon has worked as a wine retailer, consultant, wine journalist, and as a wine educator. He has taught wine appreciation classes at the University of New Haven and is also a Certified Spanish Wine Educator. Jon has traveled to many of the world's greatest wine producing regions and has been making wine for over 25 years. Currently Jon runs weekly educational tastings at a wine shop, does public and private classes throughout Connecticut and conducts wine classes at Jones Winery.
27 Waterford Lane
Shelton, CT
ph. 203 926 0327

Labyrinth Winery

Labyrinth Winery provides a variety of wine education classes in our tasting room. For more information, visit our website, www.LabyrinthWinery.com Class titles include: - Introduction to Wine Tasting & Appreciation - Wines of Italy - Wines of Germany - Wines of France - Wines of Spain & Portugal - Wines & Chocolates - Dessert Wines - Sparkling Wines
607 E. Main St., Suite D
Ventura, CA
ph. 805-585-2238

New York Wine Guy

Mark D Smith (New York Wine Guy) provides wine education and events as part of his "Personal Sommelier Service", with classes and tastings ranging from introduction to wine tasting, and key wine regions, to deeper dives into specific regions. Private classes are held in clients own homes, usually for up to eight people, with six wines typically tasted. Corporate wine tasting classes and events can be in offices, event spaces, realtor's open houses, art galleries, etc., with bespoke selections.

The Sommelier Company

Need a sommelier or wine educator for your next event? SOMMELIER-GUIDED WINE TASTING EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES We offer nationwide local coverage for your special event, including corporate wine tastings, team building retreats, client appreciation or incentive events, executive off-site meetings, private in-home celebrations, educational seminars, and wine country excursions. You can get a quote within 15 minutes
ph. 3104675582

Jeff Anderson Certified Sommelier

Jeff Anderson is a Sommelier and wine educator. He has worked with retail store chains, restaurant franchises. Available for private wine tastings, restaurant, retail and wholesale wine staff trainings. Jeff has been published in 9 magazines and newspapers in the last 14 years: * What's On Tap periodical * D'lish magazine. He appears regularly on KNSI radio for the Westside Liquor Wine Line, discussing all aspects of wine. Broadcasted live from wine regions around the world.
300 7th SE
Little Falls, MN
ph. 320-630-6979

Tanya Morning Star Darling

Tanya has been working in the wine industry for over 20 years. She was first exposed to wine as a young woman during her studies in France, & NYC; where she became fascinated by the interplay between wine, food, history, and cultural identity, Tanya holds a BFA from NYU. the WSET Diploma and is a certified instructor of the Wine Scholar Guild's Italian & French Wine Scholar certifications. Tanya is faculty at the Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College, and teaches WSET coursework.

Curds and Wine, LLC

San Diego's Wine and Cheese Making Experience - Learn to make your OWN wine and cheese at Curds and Wine! Come in any time of year to make wine on site, we walk you through the process one-on-one and after 5-8 weeks you take home 2 1/2 cases of wine, complete with personalized labels! We also offer seasonal Winemaking from Fresh Grapes courses. At our Cheesemaking Fundamentals classes you learn all the basics to make any type of cheese at home. See our website for calendar and more infor
7194 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA
ph. 858-384-6566

Doug Frost

Doug is deeply involved in the educational work of both the Master Sommelier and Master of Wine programs. He is the author of Far From Ordinary, the Spanish Wine Buying Guide (3rd edition is now on the web), and two other celebrated wine books. He chooses wines and spirits for United Airlines, is a Contributing Editor to LePan Wine Magazine and a consultant to many hotels, restaurants, retailers, importers and distributors. He is a founding partner of B.A.R. (beveragealcoholresource).
4510 West 82nd Terrace
Prairie Village, Kansas
ph. 913-385-7376

Ian Abrahams, Wine Talks and Tastings

I run relaxed and jargon-free wine courses, wine tasting evenings and wine events within 50 miles of Bristol. I have achieved the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma and I am a qualified professional wine educator and a member of the WSET Certified Tutor scheme. I worked for John Harvey & Sons before turning freelance. Read my Bristol Wine Blog on www.winetalksandtastings.wordpress.com or see Facebook.com/Wine Talks and Tastings
ph. 07969793363

Dr. Percy H. Dougherty

Dr. Dougherty, Professor Emeritus of Geography at Kutztown University, teaches wine classes at Northampton Community College and Lehigh Carbon Community College. His specialty is environmental influences (=terroir) on wine aroma and taste. He edited the book "Geography of Wine," and is Chairman of the Leghigh Valley Chapter of the American Wine Society. He is a Graduate Wine Judge of the American Society and available to give lectures on wine tasting and his extensive travels in wine regions.
5726 Sandtrap Lane
Allentown, PA
ph. 6103958174

The Wine Doctor, Edward Finstein

The Wine Doctor, Edward Finstein, is available to conduct wine tasting events, do staff training, create/update wine lists, do appraisals, conduct/lead tours to wine regions worldwide, do TV and radio shows, judge in wine competitions worldwide, lecture, write wine articles/books and consult to the industry.
71 Fenwood Heights
Toronto, Ontario
ph. (416) 269-7963

Wine Lovers of Connecticut

For over 30 years, we offer monthly food and wine tastings in the Greater New Haven area, as well as public and private tastings
ph. 203.469.4218

The Premier Collection

The focus is to offer the wine novice assistance in wine selection. That may be for a food pairing, holiday gathering, gift or start of a personal cellar. The world of wine certainly has many diverse offerings and experimentation is encouraged to determine individual preferences. However just as travel agents offer tour guides we offer our service, to help you get the most from your experience.
330 Justin Dr
Woodstock, GA
ph. 201-895-5488


Siloam is named after healing water, we are wine educators, a yoga school, offering wine and yoga services, better with age, here, there, anywhere. Contact us for a retreat, event, allow us to help you plan from something in your home to something abroad we will help you every swirl, every sniff, every sip, every breath, every step of the way. Cheers and Blessings
160 E Soderberg Rd D10
Allyn, WA
ph. 360-710-3641

Scott Harper, MS, CWE, EBS

Teaching wine since 1999. Through a series of lively lectures and informative tasting sessions learn about the various wine areas being taught. Classes include The Wines Of France, The Wines Of Italy, The Wines Of Spain, The Wines Of Australia, The Wines Of California, The Wines if South America, Advanced Tasting and more! Mr. Harper has obtained the highest level of recognition of the Society of Wine Educators by achieving the Certified Wine Educator (CWE) credential and is a Master Sommelier.
ph. 502-376-1662

Saint Paul College

The Wine Professional Certificate Program is an intensive, professional development program that covers the fundamentals of viticulture, winemaking techniques, major wine regions and styles, sensory evaluation of wine, professional wine service, the business of wine, and wine marketing strategies. Graduates of this program will be prepared for careers in the restaurant/hospitality industry, wine distribution and wholesale/retail wine trade. For the wine enthusiast too!
235 Marshall Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
ph. 651-846-1630 ext. 5711

Sip Wine Education

Fun and friendly wine education in your home or business. Do you love wine but wish you knew a little more about it? Old World or New? Corks or twist-offs? What's the difference between Pinot Noir and Burgundy? How do you find good wines for under $15? We will cover all of this and more as we taste through 6 delicious wines. Owner Maia Gosselin has an ease of approach to teaching, making her tastings informative yet enjoyable and unpretentious. Let's explore the world of wine, one Sip at a time!
ph. 6176696934

Wine Tastings with The Charleston Wine Lady

Sandy-The Charleston Wine Lady-will bring the ambiance of Wine Country into your living room or boardroom. Sandy presents the wine-country experience with 8 to 14 tasters. Guests explore 5 handcrafted wines, starting with a Napa Valley Sparkling to cleanse the palate and proceeding through 4 more varietals. Choose the flavor profile,then sit back and be entertained while exploring the world of wine. Everything is included in this unique event. Wine Club and Wine Gifts are also available
120 Axtell Drive
Summerville, SC
ph. 843-864-6490

Healthy Chef Partyologist Nancy Waldeck for Taste and Savor Inc.

Join me to discover the fascinating history, science and people behind wine. You'll learn styles and types of wines, interesting characteristics and regional differences about wine around the world. Most importantly, I'll help you develop your own point of view, enabling you to confidently order wine in business and social settings. We'll enjoy, compare and pair wines with the foods that match it best. Come taste with a partyologist,whether you are a wine novice or an experienced enthusiast.
ph. 404.483.7829

Frank Bramwell

Frank is a Certified Wine Professional, accredited through the Professional Wine Studies Department of the Culinary Institute of America, Napa Valley, California. Frank, together with his wife, Maria, operate Uncorked and Decanted Wine Events, specializing in corporate events, featuring customized programs about varietals, international wine, food pairings, tasting skills, etc. Frank and Maria are wine instructors at Johnson County Community College.
11323 Jarboe St.
Kansas City, MO
ph. 816 942-2667

Sip Happens Wine School

Sip Happens Wine School is a practical and unpretentious school designed for both beginning and intermediate wine enthusiasts. We offer a variety of events and classes that cover the diverse world of both wine and spirits. Examples of our unique classes and events include; educational workshops, food and wine cooking classes, dinner pairing events, and exciting travel “field trips” throughout Southern California. Check out our class schedule for upcoming events! ​
3717 Fourth Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Paula Goddard

As a wine columnist, speaker and wine-tasting tutor I champion the greatest grapes, and cut through the mystery and the jargon to reveal the best-value bottles. My wine enjoyment courses are regularly over-subscribed. As a wine speaker I run talks and tasting sessions for local businesses and social groups including Women’s Institutes and Rotary Clubs.
ph. +44 (0)1584 823340

Ian Blackburn, Founder, LearnAboutWine.com

Ian Blackburn wineLA.com/LearnAboutWine.com Since 1990, Ian has performed and produced events for millions of wine enthusiasts. Today, Ian is considered LA’s leading wine educator: trusted by Fortune 500 Companies and as a host for all visiting wine appellations. His wineLA audience is 100,000 strong and growing, allowing Ian to share his passion for wine in both his classroom & at a growing series of wineLA.com events. Available for hire for private events and as a compliment to your auction.
530 Molino St #218
Los Angeles, CA
ph. 310-451-7600

City College of San Francisco Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies

Intro to the Sensory Evaluation of Wine class, Monday Nights Jan 23-May 22. CAHS 205. A great intro class with loads of tasting and palate development. We taste 6-9 wines per week. This 18 week class is great for anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of wine as well as for folks just getting started in the industry. Taught by Barbara Haimes, industry professional and long-time wine director at several Bay Area Restaurants. Cost: $ 138!
50 Phelan Ave SW 156
San Francisco, CA
ph. 1 (415) 239-3184

For Wineauxs Only

For Wineauxs Only was created passionately for the love and enjoyment of food and wine offering gourmet food products, private tasting events, education and food & wine pairing experiences...
ph. 4044876562

Rose Murray Brown Masterclass Wine School

Rose Murray Brown Masterclass Wine School runs regular wine tastings and wine courses in central Glasgow. Rose offers the only wine courses in Scotland hosted by a qualified Master of Wine. Join our wine school to take the beginners course, intermediate level or attend an individual Champagne or wine evenings. Rose also hosts and organises escorted wine tours abroad (S America & Portugal in 2017). Voted Scotland's best in the Top Ten Places to learn about wine in the UK: The Telegraph
Abode, 129 Bath Street
Glasgow, Scotland
ph. 07984 893138

Gourmet Magic Cooking School

Hands-on Cooking Classes for team building and groups of 12-25 people. Food brings people together! Many lessons learned in the kitchen can be translated to the office, the corporate world and other situations where people need to work together to achieve a successful result! Cooking techniques/tips to add to your culinary skills in addition to preparing/cooking and eating a delicious three or four course meal. meal. You get the recipes and also photos of this fun event!
ph. 407-484-7378

Castle Wine & Spirits

Join us at the shop for entertaining & informative classes led by Kathleen Hall Smith. Kathleen is a Certified Specialist of Wine from the Society of Wine Educators, a Certified Spanish Wine Educator from the Wine Academy of Spain and a Certified Beer Server from the Cicerone Certification Program. She also holds the Intermediate, Advanced and Spirits Professional Certificates from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and recently completed her Diploma, which is one step below a Master of Wine.
1439 Post Road East
Westport, CT
ph. 203.259.5948

Grapes in a Glass

Monthly wine education classes as well as food and wine pairing dinners. Classes taught by Master Candidate Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator Tamara Jorgensen.
575 Market Ave. N
Canton, Ohio
ph. 330-453-wine

Fine Wines SG

New to wine and not sure where to start? Make your first baby steps by signing up your wine lesson with us and enter a magical world of wine. The world of wine can seem overwhelming and intimidating but at Fine Wines SG, we believe it should be fun. You will effectively explore a lot about wine in just one session with actual tasting. After all, there is no better way to absorb the expert’s note better than drinking and learning at the same time! We will cover the basic of wine terminology and show you how to pick out aromas and help you develop your taste and smell skill. Usually done in blind tasting format, we engage your nose and open up your palette, blind tasting promises so much laughter enabling you to learn even faster. Feeling alone? Not to worry, our wine classes and tasting events are interactive and fun! Meet other wine lovers and share your tasting notes with each other.
114 Lavender Street CTHUB 2 #02-60
Singapore, Singapore
ph. 63852438

The Texas Wine School

The Texas Wine School provides fun and educational wine tasting and certification classes for interested consumers as well as wine professionals.
2301 Portsmouth
Houston, TX
ph. 713-828-7767

Vino With Val, LLC

Professional wine education, presentations & classes specializing in private tasting & custom experiences that educate, entertain & empower. Val holds the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits (DWS), is one of 402 Certified Wine Educators (CWE) in the world. She holds the Champagne Master-Level Certificate from Wine Scholar Guild, & is a French Wine Scholar (FWS). An experienced speaker & writer, Val also hosts & produces the Wine Two Five Podcast on iTunes & iHeart Radio
ph. 719.645.4876

Sandra Shoji, Dept. of Cont-Ed, Temple University, Japan

Sandra Shoji, a transplanted Minnesotan, has been teaching the popular Master Wine class at university since 1998. Sandra earned a DWSET/ Diploma with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, London. She has also studied with The Institute of Masters of Wine. She also completed her certified wine educator. She is a judge with the Japan Wine Challenge. Meanwhile, she has been a wine columnist for a national Japanese newspaper and contributor on international marketing for Wines & Vines.
2-8-12 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, Tokyo
ph. 048 958 8337

Hermes Ortiz

Advanced Certified Sommelier. 25+ Years of Experience in Fine Wines. Tastings, Seminars and Wine Dinners. Food & Wine Pairings. Fine Wine Consulting. Wine Cellar Evaluation. Organize Guided Wine Tours. Will Source Wines from Around the World. Advice on Wine Cellar Investment. Provide Background Wine Information. Will Travel Anywhere in Florida, including Miami, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Naples and Orlando, FL. Reasonable Rates.
P. O. Box 2728
Boca Raton, FL
ph. 954-683-8293

Mercer County Community College

I have been teaching beginning and advanced Wine Appreciation classes at the college since 2005. A different or updated theme is presented in each class. Each two hour class on Wednesday evening begins with an hour lecture followed by a taste of four wines. Themes such as wines from a certain country, same variety from different regions, wines from a specific and noted wine estate are some examples. The classes are intended to be fun and educations; Visit www.mccc.edu/ccs for class schedule
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ
ph. (856) 581-9112

Northwest Wine Academy

South Seattle College’s Northwest Wine Academy is the first teaching winery in the Puget Sound region. We offer certificate and degree programs in Winemaking, Wine Marketing and Sales, and Food and Wine Pairing. We also are an approved provider of both the Wine Scholar Guild's French Wine Scholar and Italian Wine Scholar certifications.
South Seattle College
Seattle, Washington

Indian Valley Chapter of the American Wine Society

IVAWS offers monthly educational wine tastings in a relaxed setting. Nominal cost and non-profit, we are always looking for new members. Check us out!
ph. 2152568292

Ron Kapon- The Peripatetic Oenophile

Ron Kapon is a Professor at the International School of Hospitality Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University & has taught their wine & spirit courses for 18 years. He has established the Ron Kapon Wine Library at FDU with a donation of over 4,000 books, magazines and articles. He also teaches the wine class at Hudson County Community College Culinary Center in Jersey City. Ron Kapon is the co-author and co-producer of the FDU/NYTimes On-Line Wine Course. www.fdu.edu/academic/wineonline
230 West 79 St- #42N
ph. (212) 799-6311

Bernard Kenner

Wine educator,serving individuals, groups and the trade. Will organize tastings for organizations, or intimate home gatherings; provide sommelier services for restaurants, or wine dinners. Reward yourself or your best customers with a wine class. You can learn a lot in a short amount of time with the proper guidance, either for fun or profit. Customized programs and food pairings. The world of wine can be yours. Live a little and learn alot! eatwine@verizon.net

Alexander Bruno

Alexander Bruno is a certified Sommelier. He is a member of the Sommelier Society of America, the Beverage Tasting Institute and a graduate of the Windows of the World course. He imports, sells and educates a sophisticated clientele about wine through wine tastings. When Alex talks about wine, people listen, especially anyone who listens to the ’Jersey Guys” on New Jersey Radio 101.5, where as a frequent guest he is nicked named “ Alex the wine guy”. And because he is also a former state, national and international karate champion, we find his clients rarely complain about his wine choices.
ph. 732-208-8901

Wine Education Service NI

WES NI runs a variety of evening wine tastings, Saturday wine 'workshops' and five-week wine courses. We are independent and don't sell wine: our wine tastings and classes are designed to be purely educational and informal while focusing on getting more enjoyment out of tasting wine; we source high quality representative samples from a variety of different retailers. More info and booking options on the Wine Education Service website.
Events held at Ramada Encore Hotel near St. Anne's Square
Belfast, NI
ph. 07704 267075

Finest Events & Winetiques/Accessories

We conduct fun as well as educational wine events/ parties. Multiple station blind and open style events with interaction. Food parings to best enjoy wines Enhanced presentation with our serving accessories and Winetiques. Can custom create an memorable event for you, with event favors custom stemware.
ph. 7704497610

The Wine Guy LLC - Bob Trimble

Bob’s passion for wine and teaching has taken him through many of the worlds great wine regions, where he’s done consulting for wineries, restaurants and consumers around the globe. Known for his easy going, down-to-earth style while speaking and providing wine “edutainment” at events all over the world, Bob won a "Best of Philly" Award for "Best Wine Class" from Philadelphia Magazine. He’s also served as national wine educator for the mammoth multinational Diageo Wines; director of education, Wines and Champagne for the equally expansive Pernod-Ricard USA; regional sales manager at Seagram Chateau & Estate Wines; instructor at Napa’s Sterling Vineyards School of Service & Hospitality; and was a founding board member of the American Sommelier Association. Kevin Zraly, founder of Windows on the World Wine School in New York, said: “Bob’s passion and enthusiasm for wine is second to none.”
ph. 610-793-3578