Faculty

The most important thing we offer is our energy, excitement and passion.

Collectively, we hold: Master of Wine certification from the Institute of Master of Wine; Master Sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers; Level 4 Diplomas in Wine & Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust; Certified Wine Educator and Certified Specialist of Wine certificates from the Society of Wine Educators; certificates from The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and more.

  • We are wine and spirit lovers first; teachers and wine industry professionals thereafter.
  • Our instructors are professionally involved in the wine and spirits industry.
  • We are dedicated to sharing our knowledge of the incredible world of wine and spirits with others.
  • We are excited about our interactive and innovative teaching techniques that can help students pass wine exams.

We are also multilingual, offering WSET levels I & II certification courses as well as many others in English, Spanish and German.

R. Christian Oggenfuss

D.W.S., AIWS, FWS, IWP, WSET-Certified,
Chief Educational Officer

Peter Marks, MW

D.W.S., AIWS, FWS, IWP, WSET-Certified,
Chief Educational Officer

Bree Boskov

Master of Wine, dipWSET, WSET Certified Educator, Instructor

Mary Margaret McCamic

Master of Wine, DWS, WSET Certified Educator, Instructor

Tim Gaiser

Master Sommelier- Instructor, Member of the Board of Advisers

Tim Hanni

Master of Wine, C.W.E – Instructor

Matt Deller

Instructor and Master of Wine

Catherine Bugue

Director of Education – WSET-Certified, D.W.S., IWP

Gus Zhu 朱简

dipWSET, MS Viticulture & Enology, MW Candidate

Csilla Kato

D.W.S., A.I.W.S, Winemaker, Instructor

Gence Alton

D.W.S., WSET-Certified, Instructor

Curtis Mann

Instructor, WSET Diploma, MW Candidate

Jess Helfand

Instructor, dipWSET

Sharon Long

Instructor, WSET Certified Advanced

Natalie Guinovart

Instructor, WSET Diploma, CWE, MW Candidate

Geralyn Brostrom

Co-founder Italian Wine Central, Instructor, CWE, IWP, WSET Advanced Certified

Toshio Ueno

酒匠 Master of Sake, SSI 日本酒学講師 Certified Sake Educator, SSI WSET Certified Sake Educator

Liz Pirnat

D.W.S., F.W.S., Certified Specialist of Wine, Instructor

Jürg Oggenfuss

WMD, C.S.W., WSET-Certified, Partner

Kryss Speegle

DWS, Winemaker, Instructor

Michelle McGovern

WSET Certified Advanced