Wine Education

Is there a local wine school in or around the Portland area? I’d like to open a tasting room in Honolulu in the next year or two.

Answer From Expert Roger Bohmrich MW

Do you mean Portland, Maine or Oregon? Have you checked the listings right here on LWE? You may find some good leads. To save you the time of posting another question, here are two suggestions for Oregon: The Wine & Spirit Archive ( and Oregon Wine Education Center (Northern Willamette Valley). Also, you can always take distance learning courses. One option - if you are a wine professional - is the Online Wine and Spirits Academy through the Society of Wine Educators ( Hope some of this information might help.

About The Expert

Roger has enjoyed a lengthy career in the wine trade as an importer and retailer, and at present he is an educator, speaker and consultant. He set up and managed Millesima USA, a New York merchant affiliated with a leading European company. Previously, he served as senior executive of importers Frederick Wildman & Sons. In recent years, Roger has judged wine competitions in Argentina, Turkey and China. Roger became one of America's first Masters of Wine in 1993.

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