Wine education,
and so much more.

the INSIDER'S CONNECTION
for the minneapolis/st.paul
wine lover, since 1998

Sommelier-led classes with amazing wines. Winemaker dinners. Special events. Restaurant and retailer suggestions. Somm Kits. Limited availability wines through a range of local retailers. Over 25,000 students taught since 1998. 

Comprehensive, accurate, and entertaining information that will spark your curiosity and build your wine confidence. Guaranteed. Join the thousands that get the newsletter!

Meet Jason

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).

Public wine classes

Nobody has taught more wine classes in Minnesota than us. Over 25,000 students since 1998 have learned in a fun, exciting, and intimidation-free environment.

Private events

From in-home social events for a handful of people, to corporate events for 300 or more, we've done it all. Fully licensed and insured, we'll bring the wine learning to you!

The Newsletter

Our newsletter is the best independent source of wine info for the Twin Cities wine lover. Personal, relevant, and entertaining info from Sommelier Jason Kallsen.

Cellar consulting

Is your cellar a mess? Are you looking to build a collection? Cellar cataloging, when-to-pop organization, custom purchasing, and valuation are all available.

Twin Cities Wine Podcast

Weekly discussions, meet the retailers and sommeliers, insider's wine info, special gems found around town, restaurant news, and much more.

Somm Kits

Our Somm Kits are curated 3pk and 6pk selections that comes with a 30+ minute video, cellar tags, and tons of education. Available only to our newsletter subscribers.