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Articles, profiles, roundups and more from the Napa Valley Wine Academy

Learning should not stop once you leave the classroom! We have assembled a team of wine experts, geeks, enthusiasts, and professionals who delight in sharing their knowledge and passion on the subject of wine, spirits, and sake to bring you new, relevant, and exciting content including articles, podcasts, and videos.

Featured Articles

The latest articles from Napa Valley Wine Academy

Featured Videos

The latest videos from Napa Valley Wine Academy

Webinar – Champagne Harvest

Webinar – Champagne Harvest

Host: Christian OggenfussdipWSET and CEO, NVWA Presenter: Emily Lester, NVWA French Wine Correspondent This year has been a challenging one for the world’s most famous wine region. A deceptively warm early Spring pushed the vines to produce buds; the most severe frost...

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Webinar – Rioja: Historic Superb Quality

Webinar – Rioja: Historic Superb Quality

Host: Christian OggenfussdipWSET and CEO, NVWA Presenter: Dr. Liz Thach, MW What we covered: Rioja DOCa is among the world’s top 5 classic wine regions; people have known the style and ageability of these Tempranillo-based blends since the mid-1800’s. This webinar...

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Webinar – Rioja: Tempranillo and Beyond

Webinar – Rioja: Tempranillo and Beyond

After viewing the webinar, let us know your thoughts and be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate to be used towards the purchase of any Napa Valley Wine Academy proprietary course.Host: Christian OggenfussdipWSET and CEO, NVWA Presenter: Kryss Speegle, MW Region...

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Featured Podcasts

The latest from Napa Valley’s Podcast Series

Wine Work & Passion Episode 4 – Peter Marks Master of Wine

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 4 – Peter Marks Master of Wine

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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