The New England Wine Academy (NEWA) began in 2005 as the Vintage Wine School and rebranded in 2018. This Connecticut-based WSET affiliate program is run by Brian Mitchell. Along with running these programs, he oversees the beverage program for eleven restaurants spanning three states.
Several years ago, Brian Mitchell began a slow and steady process that led to this school: make drinks education fun for everyone! Their goal is to elevate the theoretical knowledge and tasting skills of wine drinkers and professionals. NEWA offers different wine courses, including WSET courses, its branded courses, plus consulting and program guidance.