Tanya has been working in the wine industry, restaurants, retail, and education for more than two decades. She has been teaching about wine since 2004. Her love of classical wines, passion for history, nature, and gastronomy inspire her educational approach.
Tanya is a faculty member at the Northwest Wine Academy (South Seattle College, Wine Technology Division), and also Napa Valley Wine Academy (America's premier wine school), where she has created the most comprehensive Wine History course available online. Tanya has also been teaching WSET coursework since 2012, she is an approved instructor for all levels L1- L4/Diploma. Her company, Cellar Muse, is the only Approved Program Provider for the Wine Scholar Guild Certification courses in Washington State, where she teaches all certification programs: French, Italian, and Spanish Wine Scholar.
Tanya is proud to be certified by the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne as one of 60 global Official Ambassadors of Bourgogne Wines, she is the Global Educational Ambassador of Orvieto Wines, a Vinitaly International Italian Wine Ambassador, and she is an official accredited educator by the Comité Interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne.
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, her wine education and accomplishments include:
Wine and Spirit Education Trust - Intermediate, Advanced & Diploma
Wine Scholar Guild - French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Scholar, Spanish Wine Scholar, Bourgogne Master Level, Provence Master Level, Champagne Master Level (all in the High Scorer category)
Society of Wine Educators - Certified Specialist of Wine, Certified Wine Educator
Vinitaly International Italian Wine Ambassador
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