learn by drinking.



We are an online wine school offering beautiful, tasting-focused wine classes to students of every level.

Why Wine School?

For people that love wine, there aren't a lot of options out there to learn more about it. While there are some great books on theory and geography, if you ask any sommelier, they will tell you the best way to learn about wine is by drinking it. 

Top-level tasting classes are hard to find and require serious schedule and logistical (ahem, driving) commitments. There had to be a better way.

So we built an online school focused on tasting and experiencing. 

Our classes feature:

  • media-rich online lessons
  • instant full course access
  • beautiful HD video straight from the vineyards
  • sommelier designed course-of-study
  • hand-drawn illustrations to educate and inspire
  • downloadable cheat-sheets and study guides

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The Teacher

Leah Hennessy has been educating wine drinkers since 2009. A trained sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, she is the founder of You Heart Wine and of the groundbreaking free tasting event organization WTFLA (Wine Tasting For Los Angeles). She has been featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Advertising Age, LA Weekly, and The Washington Post for her work in wine and her unique and informal approach to wine tasting and education.

Leah has been an invited judge at the Los Angeles International Wine Competition and the NextGen Wine Competition, and is an international speaker on the subject of millennial wine drinkers. She is also an award-winning wine label designer.

Through her work, Leah has had the opportunity to work with, and be taught by, some of the most interesting and influential people in the wine industry today. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to pass that knowledge along to her students.



The Philosophy

The best - and some say only - way to learn about wine is by drinking it. Or more specifically, tasting it. It's how we can get more out of every glass, how we can choose a new bottle of wine that we know we'll love, and how we can identify the layers of aromas that a great wine can bring. 

At You Heart Wine, we believe that the more skilled a person is at tasting, the more empowered they are to learn about - and enjoy - wine.

The goal behind each of our classes is not just to build wine competency in our students, but to dramatically increase each person's own tasting abilities. This is done through immersive video instruction, conceptual walk-throughs, and most importantly, guided tasting instruction and exercises.

Or, as we like to call it, Learning by Drinking.

Want to learn about wine?

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