Florida Wine Academy

Florida Wine Academy

1 SE 3rd Ave Suite #1440 Miami Florida USA

About

Florida Wine Academy is the leading provider of wine, spirits and sake education in Florida. We offer WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) courses as an Approved Program Provider. WSET is globally recognized as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. We are also providers of Wine Scholar Guild and Sake Sommelier Association courses.

Additionally, Florida Wine Academy offers consulting and on-site training services for restaurants, bars, and wine retailers. These trainings include wine list design and staff training on wine pairing, handling, and service. Trainees come away with a deeper understanding of the products they sell, which results in better guest satisfaction and sales growth. We also work with private collectors on cellar management; advice on buying fine and rare wines and when to taste them; auction representation.

Finally, we offer special seminars, educational tastings, and corporate events. Original curriculums for Grape to Glass, the Lab Series, and a Bordeaux Masterclass are some of the most recent additions to our schedule. We regularly work together with outside educators to bring additional courses for our students, including Master of Rioja DOCa and the WSET Level 1 in Sake.

Alessandra Esteves is the co-founder and Director of Wine Education for the Florida Wine Academy. She is a WSET Certified Educator and holds the WSET Level 4 (Diploma) in Wines & Spirits. She also has the French Wine Scholar and a Champagne Master Level by the Wine Scholar Guild, the Master of Rioja DOCa certification, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and the WSET Level 1 in Sake. Previously, Ms. Esteves practiced as a corporate lawyer in Brazil and Germany, having joined the Brazilian Bar Association in 2000. She is fluent in Portuguese, German, English, Italian, and Spanish; and has acquired a primary proficiency in French.

Guilherme de Macedo is the Co-founder and General Manager for the Florida Wine Academy. At the Florida Wine Academy, he is responsible for the Sake Education Program. He is also responsible developing new partnerships with corporations, associations, and chambers of commerce, oversee all back office activities and ensure quality control at all levels.

Florida Wine Academy

Name: Florida Wine School

Description: A Miami wine school affiliated with the Wine & Spirit Trust and the Wine Scholar Guild.

Price range: $295 - $1,495

Payment accepted: Credit Card

Currencies accepted: USD

Address: 1 SE 3rd Ave Suite #1440, Miami, FL 33131

Telephone: (786) 542-5887

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Summary

Many schools affiliated with WSET suffer from an overreliance on PowerPoint. This school is affected by that flaw, but far less so than other schools. Its facilities are some of the best we’ve seen, far above any other WSET affiliates on the East Coast. 

  • Accreditation
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  • Sommelier Certification
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  • Wine Trade Certification
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  • Quality of Instruction
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Pros

Brick-and-Mortar School

Multiple Certificaitons

Good Instructors

Cons

PowerPoint

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Florida Wine Academy