CSW, WSET3, FWS, BWSEd | Director of Wine Education at VINOvations
Missa holds various positions in the wine industry, each of which brings her incredible fulfillment. She is the EVP of Sales and Acquisitions at VINOvations in Sharon, MA. She also teaches students of all levels of experience and interest in wine classes, lifestyle experiences, and leads wine dinners all around Massachusetts.
She is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) with the Society of Wine Educators, a certified French Wine Scholar (FWS), certified with the Wine and Spirits Trust, Level 3 Advanced (WSET), and a certified educator with Boston Wine School (BWSEd). Her unique combination of talent allows her to translate the nuances of wine for the everyday wine drinker in an accessible and fun way. Demystifying wine and removing the intimidation is her passion when sharing wine with others.
Boston Wine School Founder & Executive Director
Jonathon is founder & executive director of the Boston Wine School, author of The Wine Lover’s Devotional and In Vino Veritas, and a commentator for National Public Radio on WGBH | Boston Public Radio and Under The Radar.
He began writing about wine, food and travel in 1988 and emerged as a wine expert through his syndicated wine column. He has contributed numerous articles to the Associated Press, Frequent Flyer Magazine, La Vie Claire, Beverage Business Magazine, Mobil Travel Guides, Fodor’s Travel Guides, Boston Globe, and many others.
Jonathon founded the Boston Wine School in 2000 where he teaches wine and food classes in a dedicated 100% snob-free zone. His new book Wine Life: A Collection Of Verses will be published in 2020.
Supporting Writers & Contributors
Enology/Viticulture Student, Introductory Sommelier
Milissa has a passion for wine and has worked in the wine industry in various capacities for the past 4 years. She has conducted private wine tastings for 3 different companies and has worked as a tasting room attendant at Costa De Oro Winery in Santa Maria, California.
Milissa is currently enrolled in the Enology and Viticulture Program at Allan Hancock College where she plans to become a winemaker. In September 2018 she successfully competed the Level 1 Introductory Level Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommelier.
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