In all her teaching, May marries her passion for wine, along with her extensive knowledge of the industry. She strikes the perfect balance between presentations that are informative and engaging, with a keen awareness of her audiences' needs. 

She is a long-time instructor at the International Wine Center and has created classes for International Culinary Schools as well as private industry clients. May had led countless sold-out consumer classes at such popular venues as Astor Center and Artisanal Cheese Center in NYC. 

May is a WSET® Certified Educator as well as a Certified Wine Educator from the Society of Wine Educators.

May Matta-Aliah, D.W.S. has been an instructor of wine classes at the International Wine Center
for 15 years. She has been a dedicated, and popular teacher with excellent evaluations from her classes and high test scores. We are delighted to have May as part of our teaching staff.
— Linda Lawry, Director of International Wine Center
Astor Center Fortified Class
Taralluci Wine Class
Taralluci Wine Class 2