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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

A wine is not a fixed moment in time, it is an accumulation of geological and human historical events which brought the terroir and the traditions into being (combined with climate, weather and more). Wine is the living expression of  people’s symbiotic collaboration with nature through the vine. Thus, to study wine is to be a polymath, a renaissance person, to emulate a value system once heralded by the people of antiquity - to be curious and study many things! Wine is the thread of western civilization, therefore to study wine is to study history, cultural anthropology, religions, gastronomy, languages, geology, geography, botany, viticulture, and the wine science. The great joy in all of this, is that those who pursue wine, will never be bored, will never run out of things to do, learn, see, or taste, places to explore, or like minded people to meet.


Our Story

Cellar Muse Wine School was founded in 2017 by educator Tanya Morning Star. Cellar Muse is the Approved Program Provider for the Wine Scholar Guild Certification Programs and offers a wide array of other wine education opportunities.


The Cellar Muse Mission is to promote the joy of wine through educational experiences, ranging from wine certification courses, subject-specific master classes, corporate events and travel. Cellar Muse Wine School offers an array of in-person and online learning options, designed to surprise, and delight while offering the most comprehensive and up-to-date information in the world of wine through its course offerings.  


Cellar Muse courses, classes, events and tours are suitable for those seeking professional advancement, as well as serious enthusiasts who want to dive deep into the exploration of their most beloved wines. 


Cellar Muse is proud to educate, mentor, and inspire students both in the physical and virtual classrooms. Bring your curiosity, and your passion, whether you want to advance your career, or just enjoy wine more, we can’t wait to share our passion with you!

Tanya Morning Star

CEO Cellar Muse, Certified Wine Educator, French, Italian, and Spanish Wine Scholar, approved WSET instructor for L1-L4 , Official Ambassador of Bourgogne Wines, the Official Global Educational Ambassador of Orvieto Wines, a Vinitaly Academy Italian Wine Ambassador,  Official Champagne Educator, and French Wine Scholar Educator of the Year.

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Meet the Team

The Cellar Muse Team includes Washington's most beloved and highly esteemed educators, ready to share their passion and expertise!

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