2016 – Introduced the Texas Wine Authority certification — the first of its kind.
The school now offers WSET Levels 1-3 in Wine, WSET Levels 1 and 3 in Sake, Certified Specialist of Wine, French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Scholar and Specialist of Texas Wine. The addition of more instructors along with more certification classes is a dual win for the school, with improved quality of teaching and a broader range of course offerings.
In 2016, the Texas Wine School moves into a new location, 2301 Portsmouth, which it shares with AOC (Art of Cellaring). The new space allows the school to host private events, and the partnership with AOC facilitates the creation of a broader wine community in which wine experts and novices alike can come together to learn about wine, talk about wine, and share wine with one another.
2015 – Introduced the Italian Wine Professional Certification.
Fall 2013 – Moved into new, bigger location with two classrooms and triple the size, 2437 Bartlett Street, Houston, 77098
2013 – The Texas Wine School is taking leaps and bounds with the introduction of the Society of Wine Educator Certifications (SWE).
The SWE Certifications, CSW & CSS, is a great addition and privilege as we are only one of three “private schools” sanctioned to teach these, usually self-study, certifications.
The school has been expanding with classes for all levels & subjects. The result has been an increase in students and an ever widening recognition in the market.
2011 – Offered all the Certification Courses, WSET Levels 1,2 & 3 & FWS. Very pleasing response considering it is the first time they have been offered. The consumer classes are also a success with Wines of France, Italy & California being the standouts.
2010 – Started the Texas Wine School in the Fall.
The Texas Wine School is the first independent company to offer Wine Education Classes in Houston for the consumer and the wine industry.
The TWS wants all its students to become confident about their wine choices, whether they’re in a restaurant or a retail store.