About Wine Courses Barcelona
Wine Courses Barcelona provides courses and training for individuals and businesses, including WSET qualifications, and bespoke training for hotels, restaurants, bars, yacht crew, and wineries. In addition, WCB offers corporate entertainment programs and team building events.
For those seeking certification, WCB is one of the leading WSET certification programs in English in Spain with exceptional pass rates at all levels. To date, WCB has trained over 250 students from 46 nationalities with 100% of Level 3 passes achieving Merit or Distinction. With an international student body, high achievement rates, and fun, engaging approach, WCB is the perfect place to start your own wine journey.
Sharon Grundy, WCB Founder and Head Educator
Sharon Grundy is a WSET certified educator who developed her passion for wine while working in fine dining. She started her WSET journey in 2009 and went on to work for Bibendum PLB in London where she gained invaluable experience in the world of wine and spirits. She founded Wine Courses Barcelona in 2015 with the aim of spreading her knowledge and love of wine to others.
“Wine, food and travel are my passions in life, and I am extremely fortunate to work in an industry I love. I believe learning should be fun not stuffy and that goes for professional qualifications as well as informal tastings, corporate entertainment, and team building events.”
Melissa Leighty, Educator
After 13 years in the classroom teaching English literature, Melissa transitioned into the world of wine and never looked back. Now WSET L3 qualified, she works as a wine writer and educator. Melissa writes about Spanish winemakers for local and international publications and is working on a book about Catalan wine regions. She also leads wine tours around Catalunya and tastings for WCB.
“I’m thrilled to be able to apply my love of teaching to the endlessly fascinating world of wine. Seeing my students make connections in the classroom and helping them understand the evolution of a wine from vine to glass keeps me excited about what I do.”
Simone Velluti, Sales and Client Liaison
Born in Tuscany to Italian and French parents his life’s path could eventually only lead to vineyards and wine. After several years spent around the globe in the fashion industry, it looks like Simone has finally found his home in Barcelona. He is WSET Level 3 certified.
“I have always felt the need to pursue something which I could be truly passionate about, and wine and food were always an essential element in my family when I was growing up. This is the main reason I decided to follow my instinct and begin my WSET adventure with Wine Courses Barcelona, and now it’s a pleasure to work here too!”
(Global average Level 2: 90%)