The House of Wine offers wine education classes perfect for professionals & enthusiasts alike. They also run the only winery laboratory in Idaho.
Kathryn House is a wine educator with a Master’s degree in Viticulture and has taught in the wine education realm for over 14 years. She is a Master of Wine Candidate and continues her pursuit of delivering some of the best education programs in the United States.
Venturing into the “wild west” of winemaking, Kathryn moved to Boise, Idaho, in 2010, working as a wine production consultant for various wineries and educators across Idaho. At the start of harvest 2011, while eight months pregnant with her second child, Kat was approached with the opportunity to purchase a wine laboratory. Fulfilling her lifelong dream of owning a business, Kat and her family took the plunge into entrepreneurship.
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At the start of harvest 2011, while eight months pregnant with her second child, Kat was approached with the opportunity to purchase a wine laboratory. Fulfilling her life-long dream of owning a business, Kat and her family took the plunge into entrepreneurship, and she became the owner, enologist, and principal wine educator for the company. Between harvest analyses, caring for a toddler and a newborn, and learning the ins and outs of running a small business left little time for sleep. But as they say, no rest for the wicked!
The House of Wine originally partnered with Adventure in Wine, offered L1 and L2 WSET courses, and now offers the programs as a franchise owner for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. They also offer wine classes open to the public.
The mission at House of Wine is to be perpetual teachers and students of wine science. Whether conducting tests in the laboratory, researching and implementing new winemaking methodology for a client, or teaching wine professionals and enthusiasts about wine, they believe in the power of learning. And learning is something that they plan never to stop doing.
The State Department of Education, under the Board of Education, functions as the licensing and approval agency for proprietary schools, including for-profit/proprietary vocational-technical schools. The House of Wine is not a registered school with the Department of Education, which is typical for WSET franchises.
These people know their stuff. Always take a class with a wine chemist with a sense of humor.