Napa Valley Wine Academy

Wine, Work, and Passion

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 9 – Heidelberg Distributing – Pat O’Sullivan

Have you ever thought about becoming a wine sales rep or wondered what it would be like to work for distributor?  Well then today’s show is for you. My guest is Pat O’Sullivan, the Chief Sales Officer at Heidelberg Distributing in Ohio & Kentucky. Pat is a wine industry veteran with over 35 years of […]

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 8 – Vine Pair – Cat Wolinski

In this episode I’ll talk to Cat Wolinski, Senior Editor at VinePair, the largest digital media company in the beverage space.  VinePair publishes engaging, entertaining and inspiring articles about all types of beverages and the experiences you’ll have with a glass in your hand. Cat will share her experience and expertise from an editor’s point

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 7 – Wente Vineyards – Aly Wente

  Founded in 1883, Wente Vineyards is located in Livermore California and is America’s longest, continuously operated family-owned winery.  Today I’ll talk to Aly Wente, Vice President of Marketing & Customer Experience and Fifth Generation Wente Winegrower.   Recently named to the Wine Enthusiasts prestigious Top 40 under 40 Tastemakers list for 2021, Aly will share her

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 6 – One Hope Wines – Tiffany Wojtkiewicz

You’ve probably heard about home-based wine sales, but have you ever wondered if it’s right for you?  Well, if you have a passion for wine and an entrepreneurial spirit, this episode is for you.   Today I’ll introduce you to Tiffany Wojtkiewicz, (Why Kev Itch) President and CoFounder of ONEHOPE.  Tiffany will tell us all about

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 5 – Michael Cerio – Distinguished Vineyards

In this Episode, Karen Wetzel speaks with Michael Cerio, VP of Operations for Distinguished Vineyards & Wine Partners. Michael will share his experience and knowledge of the wine industry from a “back of the house” perspective and talk about the many jobs that fall under this umbrella. Michael will close out the interview with actionable

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 3 – Curtis Mann – Albertsons

In this episode of Wine, Work & Passion, we’ll talk to Curtis Mann, Master of Wine, Group Vice President – Alcohol (Wine, Beer & Spirits). Curtis shares insights about working on the retail side of the wine industry and provide actionable advice to help you in pursuit of your wine industry career.  He’ll also share his experience as one of only 52 Masters of Wine in the US/Canada.

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 2 – Morgan Bailey – Quintessa Winery

In this special episode, we’ll talk to Morgan Bailey, Hospitality Director at Quintessa Winery, about the surge in available wine jobs as wineries reopen and the busy season approaches. Morgan will share her experience and expertise and offer advice on how you can find and secure a job right now in wine hospitality.

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WINE WORK & PASSION EPISODE 1 – The Launch – Wine, Work & Passion

In this inaugural episode, you’ll meet Christian Oggenfuss, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Napa Valley Wine Academy. He’ll inspire you with his amazing journey on his way to becoming the CEO of America’s Premier Wine School, and I’ll share my story as well. We’ll also offer expert advice on how you can enter our exciting industry.

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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

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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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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