Gary Twining, CWE

Started his career as a professional musician  

Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Broadway shows, Las Vegas production shows and stars 

He has taught with Rolf Laerm at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

            Ohio State Creative Activities Program 

            Lorain County Community College for the Culinary program 

            And many continuing education programs and cooking schools 

Wine columnist for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram 

            and a wine consultant and contributor to the Wine Buzz, a Cleveland-based wine magazine. 

Worked in fine wine wholesale sales and sales management for 34 years in Ohio 

Retired but is still writing, teaching and performing musical jobs. 

He has taught numerous seminars for the Society of Wine Educators National Conferences  

Gary earned his Certified Wine Educator certificate in August of 1994  

            Appointed to the Board of Examiners in 1999, and oversaw the exam programs for two years  

            Certified Spanish Wine Educator 

            Certified Sherry Wine Specialist 2019

He was named a Distinguished Members of the Society with their inaugural award in 2009.  

Gary combines solid and practical knowledge, a down-to-earth viewpoint and humor in his presentations.  

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