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Discover the world of wine

at Bernard-Massard Wine Academy

Do you know your Pouilly-Fuissé from your Pouilly-Fumé?
Your Barolo from your Brunello?
Your Spätlese from your Auslese?

Learn this and more at the Bernard-Massard Wine Academy! From unique 90-minute masterclasses to globally recognized WSET Certification courses, we have a class for every wine lover: from beginners to professionals!

Study with Bernard-Massard

Bernard-Massard is Luxembourg’s largest privately-owned wine producer, established in 1921 on the banks of the Moselle river. In addition, we are a large importer of international wines. Study in our historic winery with our highly trained Educators and taste the diverse range of wines from our comprehensive cellar!

WSET Courses

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WSET Level 1
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WSET Level 2
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WSET Level 3

WSET Courses

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Do you want to improve your blind tasting skills? Explore unique wine regions? Master the wines of Italy? Check out our program of 1.5 hour masterclasses!

Our Teachers

Jessica van der Schee

Jess is a WSET Certified Educator, WSET Diploma holder and winner of the Lustau Sherry Trophy for her top performance in the Fortified Wine module of the WSET Diploma. Jess is the only Luxembourg resident Italian Wine Ambassador for Vinitaly International, judged Vinitaly’s wine competition 5StarWines in 2023, and was invited to speak at Vinitaly’s 2023 Wine2Wine Business Conference about the Italian Wine Market in Luxembourg. 

Jess is certified by the Valpolicella Consorzio as a Valpolicella Wine Specialist, authorized to teach the official Valpolicella Education Program. Jess is also a French Wine Scholar with the Wine Scholar Guild – a Top Scorer in 2020 – one of the few people to score 100%.

Prior to working in wine Jess was a corporate M&A lawyer and worked in London, Shanghai and Zurich. Jess teaches in English.

Benoit Chaligne

Benoit is a WSET Certified Educator in wines and spirits and a WSET Diploma Holder. He runs his own WSET school: Vinorama Wine Academy in Montpellier, and teaches wine programmes at Institut Agro, Diplome Oenologie and Institut Supérieur du Vin in Montpellier.

In addition to teaching, Benoit is involved in other aspects of the wine industry, including working as an Export Sales manager for Maison Francois Ducrot, advising on digital marketing for wineries and judging international wine competitions. Benoit teaches in French.

Maria Kulvja, éducatrice certifiée WSET à la Bernard-Maasard Wine Academy

Maria Kulvja

Originally from Estonia, Maria made France her home after graduating from high school. More than ten years spent in Paris helped cultivate her unconditional love of French wine. But not just any wine. Above all, authentic, lively, gourmet and convivial nectars. During her professional transition, she successfully achieved the WSET Level 3 in 2020 and the prestigious title of French Wine Ambassador in 2021.

The year 2021 marked a major turning point in her career, igniting the desire to weave connections between French wines and her native Estonia. To materialize this passion, Maria founded Quintessence, a wine importation company showcasing a meticulous selection of organic and biodynamic wines. Concurrently, she embarked on writing “Rosé, blanc, rouge,” the very first book in Estonian dedicated to French wine regions. 

While the last three years spent in Metz, in the Grand Est region of France, had brought her closer to the Moselle valley its beautiful wine-growing region, a major change in her life has now led her to Luxembourg. Sharing the love of fine quality wines across borders remains Maria’s top priority. Maria teaches in English and French.

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Improve your wine skills with Bernard-Massard Wine Academy!

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