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"WINE AND FRIENDS ARE A GREAT BLEND."

Upcoming Events

  • Flavors of Portugal & Spain Sommelier River Cruise
    Flavors of Portugal & Spain Sommelier River Cruise
    Tue, Jul 23
    Porto
    Jul 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 30, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Jul 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 30, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Join us for an exclusive wine and travel experience through the coasts of Portugal and Spain!

- Ernest Hemingway

ABOUT US

The Wine Academy was founded as a whole immersive wine education experience aimed at professional and wine aficionados. We believe in wine education being accessible to everyone. With over 15 years of experience in the wine industry, we offer an unique combination of training of "hands on skills", theory, and practice. 

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Flavors of Portugal & Spain Sommelier River Cruise

July 23, 2024 at 1:00:00 PM

Flavors of Portugal & Spain Sommelier River Cruise

Join us for an exclusive wine and travel experience through the coasts of Portugal and Spain!

July 23, 2024

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What they're saying

Mary the owner is a fantastic teacher and is extremely knowledgeable about wine.

Richard H.

The wine academy is welcoming as well as a great class environment for learning.

Terri W.

Fantastic educator and wine ambassador...

Cory L.

WINE EDUCATION

Welcome to the Wine Academy, where passion meets expertise! Explore our exclusive range of proprietary courses meticulously crafted for both beginners and seasoned professionals. Whether you're taking your first sip or aiming to elevate your wine knowledge to new heights, our courses offer a unique blend of insights and practical skills. Embark on your wine journey with our specially designed courses for beginners or professionals alike. Unlock the secrets of wine appreciation, understand the basics of grape varieties and regions, and develop a palate that speaks volumes.

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IN PERSON

Wine Scholar Guild courses are available in person at our offices in Asheville, Charlotte & Greenville.

EXPERIENCES

Fun, interactive, educational. That's what our experiences are all about. Join us as we explore the world of wines, one by one.

TUTORING FOR WINE CERTIFICATIONS

Need a little extra help in your studies or need guidance and mentorship through the process? We now offer tutoring services for most wine certifications! We are here for you!

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