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Since 1998 I have taught over 44,000 students the joy of wine in an intimidation-free style. Check out the testimonials to see what past students have said.

August 2019, we were featured in the Minneapolis StarTribune! Check out the article!

JasonKallsenHeadshot2-1024x680Twin Cities Wine owner and founder Jason Kallsen

Twin Cities Wine Education was founded in 1998 when Jason Kallsen saw a need for clear, concise, and entertaining wine education, something unavailable at the time to local wine consumers. Through private events, public classes, and teaching at the University of Minnesota, his local reputation grew quickly. “Nobody else comes close,” a recent student wrote, “Jason over-delivers in knowledge, passion, and entertainment … a rare combination in any field but unheard of in wine education.”

burgundy_masterclass_jasonkallsen_20140313_9Teaching the Burgundy Masterclass, one of my top tier class offerings.
Photo from local food and wine blogger Jeff Burrows of foodwineclick.com
See his article on the class: Unraveling the Burgundy Mystery

Jason’s history in the local wine scene goes back to the opening of the Mall of America in 1992, where he worked at California Cafe while attending the University of Minnesota. Following stints at many of the best restaurants in town, he shifted gears in 1997 to the wine retail, shifting to wholesale and distribution and marketing, finally leaving his day jobs in 2015.

Twin Cities Wine Education brings you pure wine education with no skin in the game with wineries, brands, wholesalers, or importers. We represent and purchase our own wines for all classes. Our independence is a big differentiator for us and a source of great pride.

Private wine education event for 120 enthusiastic students.
Green Acres Event Center, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 2013.

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