Four years after starting her small, local wine school, Jessica Bell, is more excited than ever about the prospects of wine education with the evolution of her business to My Wine School.
In 2000, Jessica graduated from Duke University with a degree in Economics and Spanish and went on to work for Goldman Sachs in New York City. After 3 years in New York, she decided to give the other half of her degree some use, and moved to Spain. She found work at a winery and found her true calling. Upon returning stateside, Jessica began her formal wine studies with several New York-based wine and spirit education programs. She now holds the Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and a Viticulture and Vinification Certificate from the American Sommelier Association. She is an accredited Spanish Wine Educator and French Wine Educator. Jessica has been invited to many French regions, funded by each respective region, to learn first-hand about the region and be certified by their respective wine boards.
Jessica also has experience as a Sommelier at The Modern Restaurant in New York City and with a boutique importer for whom she sourced Spanish wines. In recent years, she has travelled to several wine-making regions from Champagne to Sherry, Maipo to Mendoza, Santa Barbara to Sonoma and most everything in between. Jessica is a co-host on the emmy-nominated television program Wisconsin Foodie, a host on Time Warner On Demand Wine Tips, and a regular contributor to the podcast "Life Between the Vines".