Jancis Robinson

We stress that a solid base of education is key to be a good authenticator, and thus we are proud to have the following organization be the preferred educational resource for WineFraud.com:

We have a massive free Learn section at http://www.jancisrobinson.com/learn with details of regions, grapes, vintages, and much more. Also well over 115,000 tasting notes, maps, all of the Oxford Companion to Wine (all fully searchable) on Purple Pages. We publish an average of two articles a day. We must be crazy!

Robert Parker

For more than 35 years, The Wine Advocate, and later eRobertParker.com, has been the global leader and independent consumer’s guide to fine wine. The brand was established by world-famous Robert M. Parker, Jr., the only critic in any field to receive the highest Presidential honor from three countries – France, Italy and Spain.Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate provides a wealth of information to its members, including a searchable database of more than 475,000 professional wine ratings and reviews plus articles, videos, daily news content, online retail availability and pricing, an active, professionally moderated bulletin board, a mobile app for easy access to the comprehensive online database of reviews, and much more.

For more information, visit http://www.eRobertParker.com.For information and tickets to Matter of Taste, the continuing global series of exclusive events for eRobertParker.com members and guests, visit www.a-matter-of-taste.com.We are launching a fantastic new site November 1st (target date, but you know how that goes…) as well as a Global Membership Benefits platform in Q1 and I will send updated blurbs with each happening.

Napa Valley Wine Academy

The Napa Valley Wine Academy delivers internationally recognized wine certification programs, workshops, intensives, and enthusiast classes geared to students pursuing a greater understanding of the world of wine, regardless if it is to further a career or for personal satisfaction. Napa Valley Wine Academy is a welcoming community of world-class instructors and students that provide a lifetime opportunities to explore and expand your knowledge of the diverse world of wine while deepening human connections. Napa Valley Wine Academy is committed to fostering excellence, confidence, creativity, culture, and advancement for in the wine industry and beyond.

Our Wine School offers WSET® Certification and Certified Specialist of Wine, French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Professional, American Wine Studies, SommDay School courses in Napa Valley , Tampa Florida, Santa Barbara, and across the US.  We are an Approved Program Provider with the Wine & Spirits Educational Trust in London as well as a private school member of the Society of Wine Educators.

Here is a list of other organizations that we hold in the highest education regard:

Wine & Spirits Education Trust

Wine & Spirits Education Trust With varying levels of credentials and courses, The WSET is the ideal educational resource for enthusiasts and those wanting to hone their wine expertise.

Wine Scholar Guild

The French Wine Scholar Study and Certification program provides current, accurate and in-depth information on the wines and wine regions of France.  Developed and administrated by the French Wine Society with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program  is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists.

Society of Wine Educators

The Society of Wine Educators is a leading international organization of professionals dedicated specifically to wine + spirits education. Learn More


Guildsomm.com is a world-wide community of over 10,000 wine professionals.

Through our online community and in-person events, we aim to help our members broaden their knowledge of the world’s wine regions, enhance their beverage service skills, network with other wine professional, and stay up-to-date on industry news and trends.