About

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About The Wine Workshop

The Wine Workshop was developed by sommelier Jason Kallsen.

Jason is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators, and a Certified Sherry Specialist. He brings over two decades of professional experience in all aspects of the wine business: restaurant, retail, wholesale, import, and marketing.

He founded Twin Cities Wine Education in 1998 and over the decades has taught over 40,000 students about wine. He has appeared on local, national, and international media discussing wine and wine education including an internationally broadcasted episode of Performance Today, where he paired wine with classical music. He also teaches wine appreciation courses at the University of Minnesota.

Jason does not work for any wineries, retailers, or brands and thus does not profit a percentage in selling any wines in any way. He does offer personalized “somm picks” which consumers can purchase occasionally, but doesn’t profit from the actual wine transaction.