Finding Inspiration in Every Turn
We are Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy
Our mission is to elevate knowledge through exposure to global certifications, mentorship, camaraderie, and travel.
Vine Lab Wine & Spirits Academy
Vine Lab for short, started in 2017, simply because we had a passion for the wine & spirits
industry and saw a need to level up the knowledge in their home state, Minnesota.
Focusing on global certifications, Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET), Wine Scholar Guild
(WSG) and now Sake Sommelier Association (SSA), we have a diverse array of options for
enthusiasts and professionals alike.
WSET, has been the globally recognized leader of wine and spirits education for more than 50
years. Based in London, the outreach spans the globe teaching 4 levels of wine, 3 levels of
spirits and sake and is the path to Master of Wine. We teach levels 1-3 currently. Levels 1 and 2
are offered 4-5 times per year and level 3 is offered every spring.
Wine Scholar Guild, formerly French Wine Scholar has now introduced Italy and Spain including
many individual Master courses. We are proud to teach French, Italian and Spanish Wine
We have an array of spirits and sake courses, at the beginner to intermediate levels, offered several times a year.
Vine Lab also customizes classes for businesses and trade shows.
We are proud to be the education leader in the Midwest for all things wine, spirits, and sake.
In 2021 Vine Lab had a 100% exam pass rate!