Julee has studied with WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust), attaining Advanced Certification with Distinction and Diploma Level 4-finishing the final unit this year. 

Van Belle has partnered with Amsterdam's renowned Chabrol Wines to teach English language wine classes. 

The basic courses focus on:

  • Elements of tasting
  • Vinification methods and grape varietals
  • Faults and influences on wine
  • Labeling laws, variances in 1er Cru, Grand Cru and EU laws.
  • New World

Coming later, mid-year, Van Belle and Chabrol will offer accredited classes that train restaurant staff, wine aficionado's and business professionals wanting to attain knowledge about wine, how to work around a wine list and begin collecting. 

Julee has devoted the majority of her life to wine, and it's studies, and knows it's is not just about a glass of wine. She wishes to creating an atmosphere of joy around wine, bringing a fun atmosphere to learning. Van Belle is available for private tastings and events.