American Wine School

American Wine School

16781 Chagrin Blvd #211 Cleveland Ohio USA

About

The American Wine School (AWS) was founded in 2003 as the Cleveland Wine School. Te school offers WSET programs in several states in the midwest, including Cleveland and Chicago. More than 15,000 people have attended AWS classes, educational events, and tastings across seven states. Along with Bordeaux Wine Campus and the Napa Valley Wine Academy, AWS is a recent addition to the WSET Diploma program. There are now 33 such programs worldwide, all running the same programming.

The school was founded by Marianne Franz. Marianne started as a high school chemistry teacher, then moved to NYC for a career in corporate events. In the ’90s, she took WSET classes at the International Wine Center. She went on to work with Keven Zraly, the owner of the Windows on the World Wine School. In 2001, her husband, the venture capitalist Jerry Franz, encouraged her in opening her own wine school. They moved back to Ohio, and the Cleveland Wine School was born.

Classes were originally held at Lockkeepers, a well-regarded local restaurant. In 2007, she moved to a strip mall in Beachwood, Ohio, and rebranded to the “American Wine School. Classes were mostly consumer-focused classes. Since then, the school gave it’s brick-and-mortar facility and is now focused on offering WSET courses in offsite facilities.

American Wine School
American Wine School

Name: American Wine School

Description: A WSET affiliate wine school located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Price range: $350 - $1200

Payment accepted: Credit Card

Currencies accepted: USD

Address: 16781 Chagrin Blvd #211, Cleveland, OH 44120

Telephone: (216) 685-9463

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  • Sommelier Certification
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  • Wine Trade Certification
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American Wine School