Founded in 2004, WineWise USA is an Atlanta-based Approved Program Provider for WSET® classes. London's Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) was established in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits, primarily to members of the trade. Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications. All Approved Programme Providers around the world are rigorously checked to ensure that they deliver the high standard of teaching required to enable students to pass their WSET® qualification.
Despite the earlier focus on educating the trade, many consumers and enthusiasts have also found great value and enjoyment from taking beverage classes. Some may attend a course because of a wish to gain an internationally-recognized qualification, while others simply want to enhance their knowledge of the increasingly diverse offerings available in today's market.
In addition to the WSET® coursework, WineWise can also provide assistance in other areas of food and beverage management including staff training, menu development and analysis, marketing, promotion and strategic planning.
Director & Instructor
Ophelia Santos holds a WSET Diploma with Merit and is an Accredited Burgundy and Bordeaux Wine Educator. A seasoned instructor, Ophelia has been a member of the faculty at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Atlanta since 2004. She is a Certified Sake Advisor and previously served as the North American PR/Marketing Director for Viña Ventisquero, one of Chile’s top ten wineries. She spent 10 years as the Wine, Spirits & Beverage Editor for Atlanta-based Flavors Magazine and is the director of WineWise USA, teaching WSET levels 1, 2, and 3 at both WineWise and at the Atlanta Wine School.