Spirited Grape's approach to wine education is not simply learning about wine, but fostering an understanding of the industry.
Brenda Audino, DWS, CWE, SGD
Brenda is a wine industry veteran as well as certified instructor who has recently moved to Providence from Napa, California.
- One of only 9,000 Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma holders in the world
- Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators
- Over ten years’ experience as a wine buyer in a large retail chain
- Managed distribution channels for small boutique wineries
- Over fifteen years in management
- Technology minded
Brenda, the founder and Chief Education Officer of Spirited Grape. is passionate about wine and shares this passion by educating, writing and consulting for the wine industry. She holds the DWS (Diploma in Wine & Spirits), the highest certification from the London based Wine & Spirit Education Trust, is a Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators and holds the Sommelier Diploma from the International Sommelier Guild.
Brenda enjoys traveling and has been to the wine regions of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Australia as well as most of the major wine producing areas in the United States. She shares these travel journeys through pictures and stories in her classes.
Anthony has spent the last 30 years focusing on sales, marketing and business development for organizations in the scientific industry. He has travels extensively both domestically and internationally; and during many of these trips he has enjoyed the local wine or spirit. From Baijiu in China, to Pisco in Peru, from Durif in Australia, to Cabernet in Washington State, Anthony has been fortunate to have enjoyed sampling these local wine and spirits.
Anthony has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Masters in International Business. He has a full-time position within his chosen industry and will be assisting Spirited Grape with Marketing, Logistics and business systems support. He is also working towards a Spirit Specialist Certification through the Society for Wine Educators.
Zulie has spent her lifetime perfecting the ability to seek out places to relax and enjoy the sun rays. She knows life is stressful so she reminds us all to relax and enjoy the journey.