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 almost 500 students from 54 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.”
Gabriela Di Nardo, Educator
Born in Venezuela with an Italian background, Gaby began her professional career in the tourism industry where she had her first introduction to the world of wine. In 2016 she obtained her Sommelier Diploma from CETT and is currently working her way through the WSET Diploma. 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!”
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 runs the fantastic Salut Wine Studio in Born.
“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: 93%)