Slate Wine & Spirits Academy

Slate Wine & Spirits Academy

424 E Central Blvd Ste 316 Orlando Florida USA


Originally led by Florida’s only independent Master of Wine, Jean K Reilly, Slate Wine & Spirits Academy offers courses from beginner to expert level. She founded the school in 2008. Programming is via the WSET affiliate program. The school is now owned and operated by Lee A Pancake.

About Jean K Reilly, Master of Wine

Jean started her career in wine as the sommelier for a small French restaurant in Manhattan in 2001. She moved on to work as a wine journalist, eventually visiting over 1000 wineries in 60 wine regions and working the harvest in 3 different countries. Jean has shared her passion for wine on television and radio and readers of magazines such as Fortune, Wine Enthusiast, and American Airlines’ Latitudes.

She has also run the purchasing departments for such prestigious retailers as Morrell & Company in New York and JJ Buckley in California. In 2010, After 7 years of study, Jean became just the 5th American woman to become a Master of Wine. Currently, Jean divides her time between educating wine professionals and consumers through Slate Wine & Spirits Academy and hosting wine, beer, and spirit events for business groups through her company Masterful Wine Events.

About Lee A Pancake

Lee was originally a student at this school, earning his Level Three certification. He soon began teaching at Slate Wine & Spirits Academy in 2017, working as the lead instructor. He purchased the school in January 2020. He is also the general manager of Tim’s Wine Market.

The mailing address for Slate is next to Tim’s Wine Market, but classes are held at another location about two miles down the road.

Slate Wine & Spirits Academy
Slate Wine & Spirits Academy

Name: Slate Wine & Spirits Academy

Description: A WSET Affiliate Wine School formerly run by Master of Wine, Jean K Reilly. Now run by Lee A Pancake.

Price range: $350 - $1500

Payment accepted: Credit Card

Currencies accepted: USD

Address: 1221 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Telephone: (407) 796-8381



A WSET affiliate wine school. We are looking forward to seeing this promising young school grow. 

  • Accreditation
  • Sommelier Certification
  • Wine Trade Certification
  • Quality of Instruction
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Slate Wine & Spirits Academy