In December of 2018, we set the plan in motion, went through the process of establishing New England Wine Academy as an Approved Program Provider, and took on our first students for WSET education.
In the 5 years since then, hundreds and hundreds of students have successfully worked through the various wine, spirits, sake (and soon beer) programs offered by WSET, as well as a number of ‘Academy’ courses that we have put out. Working through the Covid period and after, we have offered many options for study, including online and virtual as well as in-person courses. With a focus on the drinks trade we also work with many corporate clients from Maine to California. Having worked for many years and gaining experience and expertise in the drinks industry we have become established as a serious connection to the academic side of drinks study as we are able to integrate real-world experience and application to the education experience.
We are also please to welcome former students into the teaching fold as we introduce Susannah Marchese as an associate educator for in-person Spirits education this coming January 2024.
I just want to thank everyone who has enrolled and participated in courses with us over these past five years. We look forward to continuing to serve you and future student candidates seeking to further their drinks knowledge and experience, whether for personal enjoyment or professional advancement.
Cheers, Brian and Christine
ABOUT THE Author
Brian Mitchell runs The New England Wine Academy, and is responsible for the content of this blog. With 30 years of drinks industry experience, Brian has learned a few things, but everyday he is learning more. This blog helps to bring that knowledge to you.