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Marianne Frantz

DWS, CWE, Advanced Sommelier

Founder and President

American Wine School


A Certified Wine Educator, Marianne holds a Diploma in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) of London and has also earned the Advanced Sommelier qualification from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Marianne is currently a candidate for both Master of Wine and Master Sommelier. After successfully participating in an educational competition sponsored by the Wines of Australia in the spring of 2008, Marianne became the Midwest Education Ambassador for Wine Australia USA. Additionally, Marianne is a certified Spanish Wine Educator.

Marianne has always been drawn to education and taught high school chemistry after graduating with a Bachelor of Science from Wright State University and prior to discovering her passion for wine. In addition to teaching, she has produced culinary events across the U.S. and in France with the world's top chefs and wine makers including Julia Child, Robert Mondavi, Jacques Pipin, Emeril Lagasse, Kevin Zraly, and more....