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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 1000 students from 56 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.

The Team

Sharon Grundy, WCB Founder and Head Educator

Sharon Grundy is a WSET Certified Educator and Certified Sherry Educator who developed her passion for wine while working in fine dining. She started her WSET journey in 2009 and, prior to her move to Barcelona, worked for Bibendum PLB in London. She founded Wine Courses Barcelona in 2015 with the aim of spreading her knowledge and love of wine to others. She completed the WSET Diploma in 2018.

“Wine and food are my passions in life, and I am extremely fortunate to work in an industry I love. I believe learning about wine should be fun, not stuffy, and it’s been a pleasure to transmit that ethos to students for almost 10 years. I feel immensely proud of our work, and will always get a kick from seeing our students get excited about wine.”

Email: sharon@winecoursesbcn.com

Gabriela Di Nardo, Educator and Community Manager

Born in Venezuela with an Italian background, Gaby began her professional career in the tourism industry. In 2016 she obtained her Sommelier Diploma from CETT and completed the WSET Diploma in 2021. She’s now begun her journey to be a Master of Wine! Gaby’s work in the wine industry has been focused on retail and distribution, where she has had the joy to share her passion for wine with many people from around the world.

“For me, the best part about wine is not the wine itself but rather the culture and stories behind it. Learning about wine has given me much more than a professional career; it has also become my hobby. I feel lucky to be able to share this wonderful world with the students at Wine Courses Barcelona!”

Email: gabriela@winecoursesbcn.com

Ricardo Herrera, Educator

Originally from Argentina, for almost 15 years Ricardo has garnered experience in many area of the wine business, including education, consultancy and sales. His sommelier experience includes Mirazur (3*) in Menton and Abac (3*) in Barcelona. He’s a certified sommelier, DipWSET and Stage 2 MW student. His current work includes his wine shop (La Central), being a global brand ambassador for Grupo Perelada and running WSET courses in Vietnam and Barcelona.

I love what I do and I do what I love. I enjoy every single side of the industry from sales to wine service. However, teaching and sharing my passion about wine is the most stimulating part. Wine education is fascinating, thrilling, challenging and fun at the same time. I invite you to open this door together and discover that there is no way back…

Karina Kleissl, Course Administrator and Community Manager

Karina, originally from Brazil, has travelled the world for her studies and work experience, settling in Barcelona where she completed her MBA. Barcelona was also the city that sparked her love for wine. She attended WSET Level 2 in Wines with WCB in 2022 and has since joined us as a course administrator and community manager. 

“Every wine for me is a journey – each bottle holds a new story and a new experience while bringing back memories. I’ve always been passionate about it and am now excited to be a part of that team that taught me the right language for it!”

Email: karina@winecoursesbcn.com

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