In The Grape is a wine education and consulting organization owned by May Matta-Aliah, a certified Wine Educator based in New York City.


At In the Grape our goal is to empower you with the skills to take the art of wine and spirits education and tasting to the next level.

Whether you are looking to gain a deeper understanding of French Wines, plan your next Corporate Event, learn what differentiates true Champagne from other sparkling wines, or find out more about Armagnac, France’s oldest Spirit, we provide you with the tools to hone your senses, tune into your palate and increase your appreciation of all the wonderful results that get their start in the humble grape.

Our motto is ‘empowerment through education,’ contact us to learn how you can develop your own palate through tutored tasting, to gain, both, the confidence to make your own decisions, and the language to discuss your preferences. 


May was recently interviewed by Lynn Krielow Chamberlain on iWineRadio. You can listen to how May got her start in the wonderful world of wine by visiting this link Wine Fairy.


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To see what May is enjoying in her glass, follow her on twitter @inthegrape.



ASTOR CENTER: To register for May's upcoming class at Astor Center: 'Fortified Wine Workshop: Port, Sherry Madeira' (Monday, 4/20/2015), Armagnac: An Introduction (Thursday, 1/15/2015) or 'Speak like a Sommelier: Learning the Language of Wine' (Monday, 1/26/2015 and Monday, 3/23/15) visit the Astor Center Website


INTERNATIONAL WINE CENTER: To register for May's upcoming daytime Intermediate Certificate Class on Tuesday mornings  (IC315), starting 1/21/15 at the International Wine Center, visit the IWC website.