After entering the world of wine at age 19 as a stock clerk, Lee was immediately bitten by the "wine bug". His passion for wine grew quickly and with it, his aspiration to educate others!

Wine Classes in Orlando!

 Slate Wine & Spirits Academy

Slate offers courses in wine, spirits, and sake from beginner to expert level through the Wine & Spirits Education Trust!


The Wine & Spirits Education Trust is considered the gold standard in professional wine education. Since 1969, the WSET, has been providing qualifications recognized around the world for their high standards. Although the WSET awards are designed for those in the wine trade, approximately 50% of our students are in other professions. 

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The Wine & Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognised education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake, for professionals and enthusiasts.

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