GERALYN BROSTROM

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

GeralynBrostrom

Geralyn draws upon more than 20 years of experience in the wine industry and the fields of teaching and marketing. As a published author and sought-after speaker at wine trade shows, Geralyn is a specialist in developing educational programs for the trade as well as marketing materials that are grounded in education.

In addition to teaching at the Napa Valley Wine Academy, Geralyn teaches both face-to-face and online as an instructor on wines of the world and wine business topics for VESTA and in the Wine MBA program at Sonoma State University, respectively.

As co-founder and education director of the website Italian Wine Central, she is responsible for creating content and teaching about Italian wines. She was Vice President of education for the importer/distributor, Winebow. There she developed a deep knowledge of the wines of Italy, Spain and Portugal, and small producers of unique varietals in her home state of California. In addition to her import/distribution experience, she has held positions in multiple wine industry channels including retail, winery (both tasting room and harvest staff) and in various educational institutions.

Geralyn was co-editor of the book The Business of Wine, which was nominated for the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She has been a speaker on Crystal, Celebrity, and Disney Cruise Lines, and as a panelist at numerous conferences and wine events.

Her own continuing education and enrichment have always been a part of her career process. She holds a teaching certificate from Georgetown University in adult learning principles. In addition to the Certified Wine Educator (CWE), her professional wine credentials include the Level III Award in Wines and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, with distinction. She is also an active member of the Society of Wine Educators (SWE), Women for WineSense, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) (formerly the American Society of Training and Development—ASTD) and the e-Learning Guild. She holds a BS in Management and an MBA in Marketing.

She is a continual student of languages—holding dual U.S./Italian citizenship—and speaks respectable French and is conversational in Italian.

IN-PERSON COURSE & WORKSHOP REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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3555 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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555 McMurray Road

Buelton, CA 93427

 

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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)

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1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

 

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Aloft Nashville

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)

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1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203

 

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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)

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1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606

 

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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

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2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559

 

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