- Wine Education and Schools

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SD Wine and Whiskey Concierge

Do you love a good wine or enjoy spirits such as whiskey and tequila, but want to know more? Broaden your horizons with instruction by our wine professionals in San Diego, CA. We educate groups about the various wines and spirits of the world. Learn to discuss and order with confidence through training from SD Wine & Whiskey Concierge. Our classes are engaging, fast and most importantly...fun!
1155 Camino Del Mar, Suite 459
Del Mar, CA
ph. 650.250.1983

Sammelier Services

Consulting from an International Sommelier Guild certified sommelier with 20 years of experience. Wine (and spirits and beer) events, private fine dining service, wine cellar consultation, restaurant wine list consulting, retail wine consulting. Experience across retail, private club, restaurant, storage, distributor, and supplier fields. Staff training, educational classes. Access to artisanal food products and locations for small private classes about regional wine and food pairing, etc.
2514 Aldford Drive
Austin, Texas
ph. 5127891023

Mercer County Community College

I have been teaching beginning and advanced Wine Appreciation classes at Mercer County Community 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 educational.
1200 Old Trenton Rd
West Windsor, NJ
ph. 856-581-9112

Florida Wine Academy

Florida Wine Academy the leading provider in wine, spirits & sake education in Florida. The company is also a WSET Approved Programme Provider. WSET certifications are designed for wine enthusiasts, sommeliers and other professionals in the beverage and hospitality industries. Florida Wine Academy offers consulting and on-site training services for restaurants, bars and wine retailers, and also provides seminars, educational tastings and corporate events.
1 SE 3rd Avenue, Suite 1440
Miami, FL
ph. (786) 7149846

Vino di Savino

Vino di Savino is a wine education and wine tasting business that brings the world of wine to your doorstep. We customize all of our events and tailor the wines to your interest and flavor profile. We are not aligned with any specific winery so we can offer wines from anywhere as long as they are distributed locally, and there is no pressure to buy any wine. We can let you know where we procured the wines if you really like them. Please call us for a free consultation and price quote.
ph. 3125605747

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)


Wine With Mike Vino-tainment Sommelier Services I’m a wine educator and certified Sommelier, located in the Tampa Bay, FL area. I teach fun, interactive wine classes and tastings at fine restaurants, community clubs and other venues since 2005. I call it Vino-tainment. I was an owner of The Vine Bar in Coral Springs, FL where I was known as the Wine Professor. I am portable - I can bring my wine class to you or your clients. I am not selling wine. I can use any wine you want.
11421 Blue Crane Street
Riverview, FL
ph. 9545914182

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

Eat. Drink. Learn.

I am a wine and cheese (and chocolate and beer and honey...) educator with a passion for delicious food, great drink, and learning all about the finer bites in life. I offer classes, seminars, and events for people who want to sample the best foods and drinks from across the globe. My goal is always to make sure my clients enjoy themselves in a casual, relaxed atmosphere while trying some truly amazing stuff.
ph. 6177501295

Wine for Life

If you love wine and would like to learn more about it then you should join one of my evening wine experiences. I cater to all levels of wine knowledge. Thousands of wine lovers have attended these experiences over the last seventeen years and have received knowledge that will last them a lifetime. Over 300 have traveled with Steve Thurlow to wine regions all over the world since 2003 on all-inclusive, wine, food, cultural & historical tours.

Wine & Spirit IQ

Wine and Spirit IQ is a tiny enterprise offering both informal tastings and qualifying wine & spirit courses from the Wine Scholar Guild. A small team of certified wine geeks delivering fun and intelligent tutored tastings in Thonglor and elsewhere in Bangkok. Join us to boost your Wine & Spirit IQ
46/9 Soi Sukhumvit 49, Khwaeng Khlong Tan Nuea, Khet Watthana,
Bangkok, Bangkok
ph. +66 870380205

Tammy's Tastings

Tammy's Tastings hosts customized tastings for you at your party, fundraiser or corporate event. You're familiar with wine tastings, but we take that concept and apply it to the whole universe of food and beverages. Chocolate. Cheese. Bread. Olive oil. You pick the item or area of the world that you'd like to focus on, and I'll do the rest - buy and prepare the food, research its origins, and lead your guests through a fun and interactive tasting experience.
ph. 734-276-3215

Liquid Results

My name is John Driscoll. I have over 20 years experience in the Wine & Spirits field, and over 20 years experience in Sales. I am a Wine & Spirit Educator, event host, business consultant, and writer. I am Certified with The Wine & Spirits Educational Trust ( WSET III) I am studying with The Court of Master Sommeliers I am available to assist with staff training, event hosting, trade shows,business planning, etc. Please contact me for additional

Tasting Table Budapest

The Tasting Table is a tasting room and independent wine shop located in Budapest’s Palace District. Open daily for wine tastings, wine classes, and wine by the glass and flight, our wine store stocks 200+ labels, including a collection of older and rare Tokaj vintages.
Bródy Sándor utca 9 (cellar entrance)
Budapest, Budapest
ph. +36 30 690 4913

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

Northern Wine School

After university, I worked in the drinks industry for some years. My real passion was in helping others choose and buy wine well. I decided to learn as much as possible about the wines and spirits I enjoyed. Over the years I have earned my WSET Diploma, been accepted by The Association of Wine Educators and become a certified Sherry and Sake Educator. Northern Wine School is a WSET Approved Programme Provider, classroom & online
ph. 0161 883 1278

Wine Unearthed London

Wine Unearthed is a leading provider of weekend wine education in the UK. Our Fun Wine Tasting Experience Days are designed to be un-stuffy and sociable affairs. After all, wine is there to be enjoyed and so should learning about it - what other subject requires you to have a glass of wine in your hand as you learn! Our Award Winning Wine Tasting Experience Days are held in Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, New castle & Oxford
ph. 03452998652

Sake School of America

SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA is an education and training center specializing in Sake, Shochu, and Japanese liquors, for Sake professionals and enthusiasts to expand their knowledge and to explore further enjoyment of the category. SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA aims toward fostering higher appreciation and memorable drinking and dining experiences. We are fully committed to educating trade professionals and enthusiasts alike, to promote Sake in faraway countries at the same level of understanding and enjoyment as is in its homeland of Japan. During the 1980s in Japan, Jizake, fine artisan Sake climbed to popularity as consumers discovered tantalizing flavors and aromas from microbrews crafted in remote breweries, some with legendary tales which date back centuries. When this best kept secret arrived in the US during the 1990s, Americans too were quickly enamored and charmed by “the novel Jizake”. Nowadays, with a variety of specialized foods spanning from casual dining, to trendy Sushi bars, authentic Izakayas, and fancy Kaiseki, there’s a Jizake suitable for any dish. The world of Sake is a joyful exploration into Japanese culture, cuisine, and the brewing art, and it is our mission to spread this wonder of Japan to the people of the world. SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA is endorsed by the Sake Service Institute International (SSI), the largest organization of sake sommelier certification in Japan & also by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
431 Crocker Street
Los Angeles, CA
ph. 213-830-9557

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

J Ross Wine

J Ross Wine provides exceptional, entertaining, and interactive wine classes, seminars, and trade events. J Ross Wine Educators are EXPERTS with extensive educational training in wine and spirits. In addition, they are seasoned presentation and public speaking professionals.
23 Fayette Street
Boston, MA
ph. 508-243-8208

Fine Wines SG

New to wine and not sure where to start? Make your first baby steps by signing up our wine lessons 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 tastings. After all, there is no better way to absorb the expert’s note better than drinking and learning at the same time!
114 Lavender Street CTHUB 2 #02-60
Singapore, Singapore
ph. 63852438

San Diego State University

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.
ph. 619 594-3946

Gulf Coast Wine Journal

Bob McGinn is an experienced educator and wine professional. He has trained restaurant and retail staff in selling wine from small independents to large corporations such as Marriott and Sheraton. He has the unique ability to simplify wine training to make it informative and effective.

Wine Academy of Utah

Wine Academy of Utah "increases wine knowledge...one sip at a time" for both hospitality professionals and enthusiasts alike. We are an approved program provider with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust providing internationally recognized wine certification. Hosting multiple tasting events throughout the community for the beverage enthusiast; ranging from wine to whiskey tastings each month. Follow us on social media @WineAcademyofUT or call 801.486.WINE (9463) Today!
300 East 100 South Suite G
Salt Lake City, UT
ph. 801.486.WINE (9463)

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 422 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 creates, hosts & produces podcasts about wine education.
ph. 719.645.4876

Vineyard Adventures Wine Education with Robbin Gheesling

Custom wine education for small groups. Wine 101 Italian Wine Explained Chianti Classico Intensive

Wine School 101

For 17 years Chris has worked as a wine retailer, consultant, cheesemonger, and wine educator. Chris was the Beverage Operations/Wine Appreciation professor at Mitchell College in New London and is also a Certified Specialist of Wine by The Society of Wine Educators. Currently, Chris runs monthly educational tastings at local wine shops, does public/private classes & dinners throughout New Haven County along with procuring wine lists and staff training at many area restaurants.
1220 Whitney Ave, c-1
Hamden, CT
ph. 8606143711

Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy (WSET, WSG)

We provide best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts. Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) The international standard in wine and spirit knowledge, designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits. Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) The Guild provides study & certification programs on France, Italy & Spain.
ph. 6512699754

Rose Murray Brown Masterclass Wine School

Rose Murray Brown Masterclass Wine School runs regular wine tastings and wine courses in Edinburgh, Glasgow & St Andrews offering 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 hosts and organises escorted wine tours abroad (CA & Oregon 2019; Spain & Germany 2020). Scotland's best in Top Ten Places to learn about wine in the UK: Telegraph
The Royal Scots Club, Abercromby Place
Edinburgh, Scotland
ph. 07984 893138

Kevin Zraly's Wine School

Kevin Zraly Wine Author and Educator Kevin Zraly has built an impressive wine and restaurant career over the past four decades. He was the Wine Director of Windows on the World Restaurant atop One World Trade Center from 1976 – 2001. He is the founder and instructor of the Windows on the World Wine School that has graduated over 20,000 students to date. Kevin is the author of six books, including the largest selling wine book in the United States, Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course, (4 million copies) and his newest book, Red Wine which won the 2017 Gourmand Award in the U.S. Kevin was the recipient of the 2011 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Culinary Institute of America since 1990. He is also the recipient of the James Beard Award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year in 1993, the Wine Literary Award in 2006, and the European Wine Council Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Kevin teaches Advanced Wine Classes and Master Wine Classes at Sherry-Lehmann Wines & Spirits in New York.
55 Elting Ave.
New York, NY
ph. 845-255-1456

San Francisco Wine School

San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study.
415 Grand Ave Suite 301
South San Francisco, California
ph. 6507631324

The Wine Counselor

The Wine Counselor, Michael Schafer is an award-winning speaker, sommelier, author and media personality. His humorous approach to demystifying wine & spirits has earned him praise from meeting planners, educators, and anyone seeking a sparkling speaker. Audiences connect with Michael & each other. Whether it's engaging your customers, raising funds for your nonprofit or enhancing your team, The Wine Counselor is your best choice! From edutaining to teambuilding this attorney wins the day!
ph. 2482197301

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 and 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

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

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 customize stemware. WOW with our 12” stemware
ph. 6785256491

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 time!
330 West 11th Street
New York, NY
ph. 6464895286

Smallgoods American 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

The Life Stylings of Charles Springfield, Inc. (Wine Division)

Charles Springfield hosts private at-home and corporate wine tasting events. He uses his personal style and wine knowledge to help wine lovers get in touch with their own individual palate to understand what wines will best fit his or her wine style and life events. The wine experience is not about Charles. It’s about YOU. Whatever your interest or need is when it comes to wine, Charles will customize it for you. He is certified by The Sommelier Society of America based in New York City.
ph. 347-420-0568

Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy

Featuring single wine classes, certification courses and customized wine classes. Wine & Spirits Education Trust has it's first approved program provider in the state, so travel no further. We offer Level 1 Award in Wine, Level 2 Award in Wine and Level 3 Award in Wine online. For spirits, we offer Level 1 & 2 online. We partner with our friends in Colorado, WEI, to offer our current online courses. NEW-Spanish Wine Scholar! For more information and to register, https://www.vinelabwine.com.
ph. 651-269-9754

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Wine Bar

Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant & Wine Bar is located in the landmark Ferry Building on San Francisco's waterfront. Owned and operated by Master Sommelier Peter Granoff, Debbie Zachareas and Bo Thompson, we bring decades of wine expertise to our endeavors, and welcome inquiries about scheduled events and classes, as well as customized programs to suit your specific needs. We also own and operate Oxbow Cheese & Wine Merchant & Wine Bar in Napa's Oxbow Public Market.
1 Ferry Building, shop 23
San Francisco, CA
ph. 415-391-9400

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

The Texas Wine School

The Texas Wine School is the leader in Wine Education in Houston. We offer the widest array of courses: Wine & Spirit Education Trust & Wine Scholar Guild Certifications for the Trade & Consumer. We offer, at the more social level, 1 & 3 session classes covering wine 101, wine regions & countries. We also lead private classes at any location, and have event space available for rent.
2301 Portsmouth
Houston, Texas
ph. 713-828-7767

Long Island Wine Academy

The Long Island Wine Academy is New York's 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 regional styles. You will learn how to confidently order, shop, pair and collect your favorite wine styles. Contact us today! info@longislandwineacademy.org
Mailing: 244 Madison Avenue, Suite 2430
New York, NY
ph. 212-567-2255

Sussex Wine School

An independent wine school based in Brighton since 2012. Fun and inspiring wine tastings and wine courses inc WSET Levels 1, 2 and 3 and Wine Scholar Guild courses in central Brighton. Riedel WSET Educator of the Year 2015, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
ph. 01273 978122

Bernard Kenner

Wine classes for individuals, groups or organizations from wine author/judge. Intimate home gatherings or larger venues; restaurant sommelier services, or wine dinners. Reward yourself or your best customers with a wine or spirits 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 a lot! NYC tri state area. eatwine@verizon.

Lo-TECH Food & Wine Resources

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

Vine and Dine

For wine and food pairing events, business wine tastings and dinners, tastings in your home, other wine events, including Calgary's most popular wine course since 2008. Vine & Dine tastings are always fun, sociable, delicious, 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

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

Thru the Vines

Billie Joyce is an educator and student of wine. After an extensive background in both front and back-of-the-house in Fine Dining and Catering, Billie moved into wine retail as GM and buyer of several large stores. She also spent the past seven years with BonusBev, a small wine and Spirits Distributor in Nashville TN, in sales and the last two years as Director of Operations and Portfolio Manager. She currently owns her own company Thru the Vines, where she focuses on consumer education, and consulting. An avid student of oenology, Ms. Joyce received the WSET*DIPLOMA in January 2016, and is excited to be studying with the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine study program.
ph. 6154106454

New England Wine Academy

Brian Mitchell has been working and teaching wine for over 25 years, and has now opened the New England Wine Academy, a WSET Approved Program Provider, to provide educational classes in wine and spirits. Learn from a professional who has been fully immersed in the business and has traveled to most of the world's major wine regions. WSET is the leading wine and spirits educational qualifying body, globally, and is now available in Connecticut for the first time. Classes being added all the time.

Royal Bartending School

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

Uncorked Vintage Academia

Uncorked Vintage Academia is an official and authorized educational provided for the International Wine & Spirits Guild seminars in Texas. It's also a professional hospitality consultancy for Wine Arts, Fine Spirits, Craft Beer & Cider, Sake, Tea, Food & Beverage, Cellar Management, Formal Sommelier Service, Meeting & Events Planning, Butlery, Conciergerie, Hotel & Lodging, Travel & Tourism.
ph. 5125773476

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

Toshio Ueno, Master Sake Sommelier (SSI Japan Certification)

Certified Master Sake & Shochu Sommelier, Sake 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 Director of the Sake Specialist Division in marketing Japanese Sake, Shochu and Foods to the mainstream American trade. With his passion and expertise in Sake, 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


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

Boston Wine School

Wine is a language. Learn how to speak it. When you sign for a Boston Wine School class, you’re entering a whole new world of wine, food, people & fun. You’ll learn how to taste and think about wine in exciting new ways that make you more confident, more comfortable, and even more in love with wine than you are right now. Boston Wine School is a guaranteed 100% snob free zone. Interactive learning empowers wine lovers to connect words with flavors and feelings.
ph. +1-617-784-7150

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

Cellar Muse/Tanya Morning Star Darling CWE, FWS, IWS, FWS

Cellar Muse LLC is an educational wine event service; providing wine certification courses, master classes, wine tours, and tasting events. Cellar Muse founder Tanya Morning Star Darling designs custom events & classes; accommodating a vast range of wine related subject matter.  Cellar Muse is also the approved provider of the Wine Scholar Certifications in the Seattle area, offering the French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Scholar, and coming soon, the Spanish Wine Scholar Certification courses.  In the capacity of charitable fundraising, Tanya is proud to boast that over the last few years she has raised over $25,000 for charities benefitting children (particularly with special developmental needs), and women in crisis via wine events that she has organized or facilitated.
ph. 2062262573

Ted Fondulas

Enjoy a cooking party where you can learn to cook and then enjoy what you make! BYOB. Ted enjoys educating the public about the artful pairing of food and wine—for which he received national recognition with the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence. Let him help with wine suggestions or learn to cook something to show off the wine you bring!
ph. 802-342-1513

Oregon State University

Designed for novice and advanced wine connoisseurs alike, this workshop will help you gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the essential aspects of sensory evaluation of wine that are often overlooked in tastings You will also have rare access to learn directly from one of the most esteemed wine experts in the world. What makes this workshop unique is that it couples science with the senses, which results in a richer tasting experience. Read more at http://pace.oregonstate.edu/wine.
555 SW Morrision Street Portland
Portland, OR
ph. 541-737-4197

Wine Educators

Looking for an entertaining and educational evening for your group? Valerie & Robin Coolidge, owners of Wyandotte Winery in Columbus, Ohio are well versed in local wine. You will learn that Ohio has "long legs" in wine (excuse the pun.) Take a journey through grape varietals, the wine making process and the proper steps in wine tasting. Other related presentations include wine and food pairings and the Theology of Wine. Events can be held at the winery or at your location.
4640 Wyandotte Drive
Columbus, OH
ph. 614-476-3624

American Wine Society- Lehigh Valley Chapter

The American Wine Society (AWS) is a national non-profit consumer-based organization devoted to educating people on all aspects of wine. The Lehigh Valley Chapter is the largest chapter of the AWS in Northeast PA. With over 170 members, LVAWS is always offering new and exciting tastings. Meetings take place once or twice each month in local restaurants or in members' homes. We are always looking for new members, so check us out at lvaws.org!

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!
The Cork & Bottle
ph. 07957 898215

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. 651-269-9754


Dany invites you to discover and appreciate wines using the Sensory Method developed by the London-based certification authority Wine & Spirit Education Trust. This systematic approach to tasting provides a structured way to generate a complete description of the wine. It suggests a common vocabulary that can be used to communicate your perceptions. The first part is purely objective -- how the wine presents itself to your eyes, nose, and palate. The second part teaches you to draw conclusions.
ph. 3214272322

Napa Valley Wine Academy

Napa Valley Wine Academy is America’s Premier Wine School™ based in Napa Valley California and is proud to be an approved program provider of the internationally recognized WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) wine and spirit and Sommelier courses across the US. Our California-based school offers wine and spirit certification courses, and workshops that are ideal for both the enthusiast and wine and beverage industry professionals alike.
2501 Oak Street
Napa, CA
ph. 855-513-9738

Twin Cities Wine Tasting

Twin Cities Wine Tasting offers the highest quality wine events & dinners in the Twin Cities. From corporate events to small gatherings at your home no event details go unnoticed. As the only professional wine reviewer in the Twin Cities I will guarantee the best wine selections for your next event. With over 15 years of wine education experience you will enjoy the custom activities at your next function. Also visit my wine blog at www.twincitieswinetasting.com. Cheers, John Glas
ph. 952-451-6488

Marina Giordano WineSakeChick

Marina is a WSET Certified Sake Educator and has her Wine and Spirits Diploma with WSET. She has also completed the Sake Scholar Course, Japan Sake and Shochu Academy and has the Advanced Sake Professional title with the Sake Education Council. She is also a Certified Specialist in Wine with the Society of Wine Educators. Marina has spent significant time in Japan studying sake production in multiple regions with officials of the National Research Institute of Brewing.
ph. 5089359257

International Wine & Spirits Guild, Inc

The International Wine & Spirits Guild is a wine school for both people who are working in the hospitality industry and for wine enthusiasts who just want to learn more about wine. We offer over 20 classes on both wine and fine spirits. Our teachers have industry experience and have travelled throughout the world and are eager to share their knowledge with you! We have Sommeliers for hire as well as cellar consultants, event coordinators, travel guides and business start-up consultants.
12138 W Brittany Avenue
Littleton, CO
ph. 303-296-3966

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 cheesemaking supplies for you to make your own cheese at home.
7194 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA
ph. 858-384-6566