The New England Wine Academy (NEWA) began in 2005 as the Vintage Wine School and rebranded in 2018. Brian Mitchell runs this Connecticut-based WSET affiliate program. Along with running these programs, he oversees the beverage program for eleven restaurants spanning three states.
Several years ago, Brian Mitchell began a slow and steady process that led to this school: make drinks education fun for everyone! Their goal is to elevate wine drinkers’ and professionals’ theoretical knowledge and tasting skills. NEWA offers different wine courses, including WSET, branded courses, and consulting and program guidance.
This school mostly offers online classes.
I tried to singup for an in person WSET course, but at the last minute I was told the program was going to be virtual. That was not what I signed up for!