Thank You Linda Lawry

I read the news today that Linda Lawry, DWS, CWE,CSS of International Wine Center fame has retired. Linda was a marvelous professor when I was studying for my Diploma in Wines & Spiritus. Funny and incredibly knowledgeable, she brooked no silly comments. I learned so much from Linda about French wines through the center and... Continue Reading →

Wine Education: Online Vs In-Class, What do you Prefer?

All over the world, people are taking classes online, including in the wine industry. Wine classes have blossomed with many stores and restaurants offering wine classes. Many professional wine schools are also available throughout the United States and abroad. I have taken many wine classes during my years in the industry and am a firm... Continue Reading →

New and Old Wine Friends

It was lovely to get together with people from the International Wine Center the other night to celebrate those who have recently achieved their Diploma in Wines & Spirits. I saw many familiar faces and some I hadn't seen in many years. One person in particular, Uwe, was a particular find. We were in class... Continue Reading →

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