dipWSET, MW Candidate


Vanessa Conlin, dipWSET and 3rd stage MW candidate, loves teaching about wine in an enthusiastic and approachable manner. She fell in love with wine while traveling through Europe, pursuing her other passion — music. She found that wine, like music, can awaken the senses, enliven the human experience, and create memories forever linked to a particular time and place.

Vanessa worked in many fields of the industry in both New York and California (restaurants, distribution, wineries, education, and as manager and wine buyer for two wine shops, and as wine director of a wine bar). She is currently a Vice President of Wine at Wine Access. Vanessa was the recipient of WSET’s Niki Singer Memorial Scholarship. Vanessa has a Bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master’s degree in music from Boston University.