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Sommelier Jason Kallsen founded Twin Cities Wine Education in 1998 with the mantra “wine education without intimidation.” Having worked at every level of the local wine industry (restaurant, retail, wholesale sales, import, and marketing), he saw the need for a business that connected the dots between the consumer and the local wine scene.
He’s taught over 25,000 students about wine, teaches wine appreciation at the University of Minnesota, has been featured on WCCO, National Public Radio, FM107, StarTribune, Pioneer Press, and even led an international broadcast of Performance Today, connecting classical music with wine selections.
Credentials include: Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators, and Certified Sherry Specialist. He’s also one of the leading wine sales trainers in the midwest, having developed the sales staff at local wholesalers The Wine Company, Small Lot, Gallo, and Johnson Brothers.
Jason and his wife Angela also co-own and operate The Wine Workshop (focusing on online wine learning), and The Flying Grape (all about wine travel worldwide).