Colorado Springs, COUSA
Hometown: Colorado Springs
June 20, 2012
I've been studying wine professionally for the last 6 years and continue to do so; I'm currently a WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits (DWS) candidate. I'm a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators and certified with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as an instructor. I teach the only authorized WSET classes in Colorado Springs to industry professionals, restaurant staff, and interested wine & spirit consumers. Additionally, I teach community wine workshops and offer private tastings for interested consumers.
Vino with Val, LLC is a high-end, customized private wine education and consulting service where I help you entertain with regional wines & pairings.
Six years ago I retired from a 25-year Air Force career, packed 2 suitcases & moved to Italy to study wine . I found my passion & followed up with a course in France. Now, wine is not just what I study (some call me a cork dork) - it's what I do!
Fabulous group of ladies. I learn something from everyone in the room & enjoy the energy and expertise each one brings to the table.