WSET Level 3 Certified, 2022 Wine Enthusiast Future 40, Instructor
Desiree Harrison-Brown is a highly respected wine educator and professional in the industry. She is renowned for her engaging teaching style and practical guidance, as she leads students at Napa Valley Wine Academy (NVWA) through WSET Levels 1 and 2.
In recognition of her contributions to the industry, Desiree was recently selected for Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s 2022 Future 40 List, an honor awarded to emerging leaders in the wine industry.
In addition to her role as a wine educator, Desiree is also the founder of Wino Shop. This vino-inspired lifestyle brand offers modern streetwear apparel for the diverse wine lover. The brand was launched to amplify the positive representation of the Black community in the wine industry.
Desiree’s passion for wine began when she attended local tasting events in her home state of Maryland. Before her career in the wine industry, she worked in project management systems for a Fortune 500 company.
When it comes to her favorite weeknight wine, Desiree is a fan of anything sparkling!
Desiree holds WSET certifications at levels 1, 2, and 3 and continues to significantly impact the wine industry through her teaching, brand, and dedication to the field.