FIND YOUR PALATE
WINE EDUCATION / TASTINGS / CONSULTING & PR
READY TO LEARN ALL THINGS WINE?
Melanie Webber is a certified wine educator, sommelier, writer and communications expert who helps wine industry professionals achieve their wine certifications and wine lovers deepen their appreciation and understanding of wine. At the core of everything Melanie does is her passion to make it fun to learn how to taste, assess and enjoy wine.
Melanie’s most important wine credential is a love of wine—and everything and everyone that glass of grape juice represents. She has a deep desire to share the joy of wine discovery with a ‘no-snobs-allowed’ approach that her students, tasters, and wine labels appreciate. She also holds the globally-recognized Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), as well as the French Wine Scholar certification from the French Wine Society. Whether you're just getting started with wine or work in the industry, Melanie is your go-to for expanding your wine knowledge.
The curriculum for WSET’s world class certifications is top notch and rigorous, but Melanie makes the learning accessible, fun and engaging, all while ensuring a depth of understanding. Melanie’s classes are essential learning for anyone who is serious about expanding their wine education as well as for those who love wine, but also want to keep it real.
As the owner of a distillery in Asheville, I am always interested in learning more about the drinks business so I took Melanie Webber’s seminars 'Tasting Like a Pro' and 'Food and Wine Pairing' offered by the Asheville School of Wine. Not only did I learn key tasting tips, but it has helped up my food and wine pairing game – and the range of wines was fantastic. Melanie’s 'no snobs allowed' teaching makes everyone feel comfortable and her wine knowledge is impressive. Her classes are entertaining, engaging, clear and informative and I encourage Asheville food and wine professionals and wine lovers alike to take her classes.
Founder & Owner, LXV Wine
Paso Robles, CA
Founder & Owner, Chemist Spirits
Asheville, North Carolina
WSET & WSG WINE CERTIFICATION CLASSES
WSET provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine professionals and enthusiasts.
Paso Robles APP dates:
L1: December 12th
L2: January 16th, 17th and 22nd
L3: November 27th, 28th, December 4th, 5th, 11th, and January 15th
Asheville APP dates:
L1: October 28th
L2: October 23rd, 24th, 25 and 27th
L3: January 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 17th, 24th, February 5th, 7th
WINE TASTING FUN!
On a mission to help you find your wine palate, and make it your own, Melanie makes it fun to learn how to taste, assess and enjoy wine with tasting programs customized for your team, club, group, or event. Whether a social evening for your club, a pre-wedding party, or a team-building event for your corporate offsite, Melanie is dedicated to taking the mystery out of wine tasting and putting the mystique back in.
WINE CONSULTING & PR
With 25 years as a PR executive and owner of mWEBB Communications (including handling PR for the world renowned Garagiste Wine Festival since 2011), Melanie can provide you with strategic advice on how to leverage public relations to make your wine label stand out on the shelf or your wine event be all everyone is talking about.