Watch this intro for my online course - Understanding Wine: A Totally Approachable Guide to Wine 101
I’ve enjoyed many positions throughout my corporate wine career including sales, marketing, strategy, and management.
I spent most of my formal career working for Empire Distributors in Atlanta, Georgia - a third-generation family-owned company with the backing of Berkshire Hathaway. We represented brands such as Caymus, Rodney Strong, Roederer Estate and many more!
After leaving the corporate world, I worked exclusively with restaurants conducting staff seminars, revamping wine lists, and speaking at food and wine dinners.
Next, I began teaching in-person wine classes. I learned I could inspire students to gain the curiosity, enthusiasm, and confidence needed to uncover the subject of wine!
Do you want to learn more about wine in a way that’s genuinely helpful? This course is for you.
See you in class! Susan
"This is a great, down-to-earth course on wine, wine production, and the experience of wine. I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot. Susan takes you by the hand to expand your wine horizons. (Carl Walton)
"This was a very informative course! I learned a great deal about wine, from how it's made, to pairing it with dinners with friends. I highly recommend this course for anyone who's interested in learning about every aspect of all types of wine. From growing grapes, to winemaking, and learning how to choose which wines will go best with different foods. (Shawn Megorden)
"This course is amazing! Susan provides great lessons and tips on how to work towards becoming a wine expert. I can't wait to apply what I learned from Susan! (Laura Helms)