Wine Enthusiast Academy

Wine Enthusiast Academy

200 Summit Lake Drive, 4th Floor , NY 10595 Valhalla New York USA


The Wine Enthusiast Academy run by the ever-growing empire of the eponymously named magazine. The school was begun in the summer of 2020. The magazine has long been expanding into wine-related markets. These include their line of Wine Enthusiast-themed accessories and a wine shop (Wine Express). They offer Level 1 and 2 Wine & Spirit Education Trust. Classes are online and at their Westchester headquarters, easily accessible from Connecticut, Upstate New York, and beyond (and just 30 minutes North of Manhattan)

Learn about wine from the experts. You’ll be attending class at the same hub where thousands of wines are tasted every month for Wine Enthusiast Magazine and be able to browse their one-of-a-kind wine cellars and home décor in their showroom before class.

The director of the Wine Enthusiast Academy is Josh Farrell. In the early ’90s, he was Cellar Master and Sommelier at the Windows on the World, before wine writer Kevin Zraly took over the mantle. Since then, he has worked for the Wine Enthusiast companies for decades. This includes working for the Wine Enthusiast catalog, editor for the magazine. as well as running Wine Express.

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