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.
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.