Peter Marks

Master of Wine, WSET-Certified, Instructor, Member of the Board of Advisers

Peter Marks, Vice President of Education for Constellation Brands, is responsible for all wine education programs at Constellation and manages the wine education team – Constellation Academy of Wine.

Marks is one of only 40 Masters of Wine residing in America. He received his MW in 1995, and in that year he also became the first American to receive the Madame Bollinger Foundation Award, which is bestowed annually to the MW candidate with the highest blind tasting score.

Before joining CWUS, Marks was the Senior Vice President of Wine at Copia: He has also held positions with and Draeger’s Supermarkets located in Northern California.

Marks graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1976 with a B.S. degree with highest honors in Food Service Management. He held positions as a chef and manager with restaurants upon graduation until he entered the retail wine trade in 1981.

Marks is a member of the Society of Wine Educators, and he teaches wine classes independently. He is the Education Coordinator for the Institute of Masters of Wine tasting exam in the United States, is on the Wine Education Committee of the Napa Valley Vintners, judges at many international wine competitions and he also assists with many charitable fundraisers throughout the year.