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SPREADING WINE Knowledge THROUGH EDUCATION


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SPREADING WINE Knowledge THROUGH EDUCATION


May Matta-Aliah

May is a New York based wine educator and President of In the Grape. She is a seasoned presenter, an accredited educator, and brings over 15 years of experience and knowledge to all her work. 

In her teachings May leverages her wide breadth of knowledge, her hands-on industry experience along with insights gained from her extensive travel to the worlds’ wine regions. 

View May's Credentials here

 
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Experienced Educator


 

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Experienced Educator


 

May is a firm believer in making wine and spirits education accessible to everyone from wine trade professionals to curious appreciators. Her experience includes a long-standing affiliation with the prestigious International Wine Center, where she has been teaching the classes of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, to frequently sold-out consumer classes at a variety of venues around New York City.

She has designed and taught custom courses to industry organizations and presented at large trade conferences such as Tales of the Cocktail, San Antonio Cocktail Classic, New York Wine Expo, Society of Wine Educator Annual Conference and the French Wine Society Annual Conference. 

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Diplomas + Certifications


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Diplomas + Certifications


Diplomas + Certifications:

  • Diploma in Wines & Spirits, Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET®)
  • WSET® Certified Educator, Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET®)
  • Certified Wine Educator, Society of Wine Educators (SWE)
  • Advanced Sommelier Certification, American Sommelier Association (ASA)
  • French Wine Scholar, French Wine Society (FWS)
  • Spanish Wine Educator, The Wine Academy of Spain
  • International Bordeaux Tutor, Bordeaux Wine School USA
  • Official Bourgogne Wine Instructor, Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne (BIVB)
  • Academia do Vinho Level 3-Advanced Program, Wines of Portugal
  • Sherry Certified Educator, Consejo Regulador in Jerez
  • Wine Location Specialist Certificate Program, Center for Wine Origins

Memberships:

Les Dames d’Escoffier (Co-chair, Scholarship Committee)
Society of Wine Educators
Wine Scholar Guild (formerly French Wine Society)