Stephen Staples, dipWSET
dipWSET, Instructional Designer, Instructor
Stephen Staples is a proud Napa Valley Wine Academy WSET Level 4 Diploma grad. He has worked in various positions in the alcohol industry, from managing a homebrew supply shop in Australia, selling cell counting microscopes to wineries in Germany, to working in alcohol retail in the US. He’s also a retired high school teacher. Along the way, he picked up a range of qualifications and is the first person (we think) to be both an Advanced Cicerone and a WSET Diploma holder. When he’s not studying beer, wine and spirits, he is trying to find surf, building igloos or exercising his Australian Shepherd, Huxley.