ACCREDITED INTERNATIONAL SOMMELIER, GENERAL WINE GURU & GWS FOUNDER
The Get Wine Smart story began with the wine journey of our founder, Jacquie Lewis. From her beginnings in the wine world helping out on her grandfather’s small vineyard, to working with world renowned chef’s such as Alain Ducasse at Spoon des Iles and in Provence, and with global groups such as Zuma, where she was the Head Sommelier for 4 years. Her accumulation of knowledge, industry experience and love of the vino is immense.
Her desire to share her experience and knowledge with those who wish to learn, led Jacquie to begin Get Wine Smart. Her passion for wine, her engaging style and personal life’s mission to make wine learning approachable, accessible and most importantly, full of fun, has become our daily motto and is rooted in everything we do at GWS.
Our education team has now grown to 7 members, representing a huge array of global experience and accumululated knowledge from Elina’s time working in Hong Kong and Bordeaux, Matt’s former career as a Contiki tour host (yes, he’s as funny and knowledgable as he thinks!) and our resident Master of Wine guru Alison Eiserman-Ctercteko. We go to great lengths to secure top, centrally located venues in every city – after all who wants to learn about wine in a dull atmosphere? Everyone on our team is dedicated to learning and sharing all we know about wine in our trademark engaging and fun way.
The road to learning about wine is endless but highly addictive – life really is too short not to enjoy every glass!