Napa Valley Wine Academy

Wine, Work, and Passion

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 29 – Zak Miller and TJ Evans – The Winemaking Team at Domaine Carneros

My very special guests today are both winemakers at the famed Domaine Carneros Winery in the Carneros AVA of Napa Valley.  Zak Miller leads the Sparkling Wine team and TJ Evans is in charge of Pinot Noir production. Their journeys into winemaking are quite different but mutually inspiring.  They’ll share their wine stories and give […]

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 28 – Clare Tooley- VP, Guest Services, Boisset Collection

Every guest we’ve showcased on the show has had an interesting wine journey to share, and today’s guest, Clare Tooley, is no exception.  Join us and follow her path from her European roots to becoming a Master of Wine, and ultimately moving to the US as Vice President of Guest Experiences at the Boisset Collection.

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 27 – ParisWineGirl, Consultant, Entrepreneur – Emily Lester

When you think of a career in the wine industry do you find yourself dreaming of what it would be like to live and work in a world renowned wine region like Burgundy or Tuscany?  If so, this episode is for you. My guest, Emily Lester, aka ParisWineGirl, will share her wine journey that brought

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 26 – Cuvee Collective – Andrew Allison

One of the things I love most about the wine industry is that it is steeped in history and tradition.  Like a steadfast friend that you can count on. But, the other thing I love about the wine industry is that it is constantly evolving and looking toward the future.  And in today’s episode, the

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 25 – Wine Unify – Alicia Towns Franken

Today I’m honored to introduce you to Alicia Towns Franken, a veteran of the hospitality industry and Board Member and Mentor at Wine Unify.  In this episode I tap her vast experience to discuss a wide range of career opportunities as well as her dedication to advancing diversity at Wine Unify.  Be sure to stay

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 24 – Italian Wine Professional certification program & Co-founder of ItalianWineCentral.com – Geralyn Brostrom

Geralyn Brostrom is an instructor in the Wine MBA program at the Wine Business Institute at SSU.  She’s also the Developer of the Italian Wine Professional certification program and co-founder of the website ItalianWineCentral.com.  And, as if that weren’t enough, she’s a consultant, public speaker, and the author of well-known books – the Business of

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 23 – Wine Writer – Jonathan Cristaldi

If you have ever thought about sharing your passion for wine by writing about it, then this episode is for you!  Today my guest is Jonathan Cristaldi.  Jonathan is an established wine writer with more than a decade of experience. His articles have appeared in publications such as Decanter, Food & Wine, The SOMM Journal

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 22 – Wine Industry Consultant – Dale Stratton

My guest today is Dale Stratton.  Dale has spent the better part of 40 years imbedded in the wine industry and is a treasure trove of knowledge.  He is currently serving as the President of the Wine Market Council, the Managing Director for Azur Associates and as an Analyst for Sip Source.  He’s a little

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 21 – Napa Valley Wine Academy – Catherine Bugue

My guest today is Catherine Bugue, co-founder and VP of Education at Napa Valley Wine Academy. Her unlikely entrance into the wine industry will surprise and delight you and you’ll find her enthusiasm for wine education inspiring. Along the way Catherine will tell you all about the entertaining and engaging programs we now offer, beyond WSET

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 20 – Blends & Bubbly – DeLauren Everett

In this episode you are going to meet my good friend, and wine entrepreneur, DeLauren Everett.  DeLauren started her own company, Blends and Bubbly, out of her passion for wine and her drive to be a part of wine industry. She’ll share her inspiring journey with us and, at the end of the show, she’ll

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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

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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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Street View of HQ

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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