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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 600 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.

The Team

Sharon Grundy, WCB Founder and Head Educator

Sharon Grundy is a WSET certified educator and 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, 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. 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!”

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 fascinating world of wine. Seeing 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.”

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