Greetings and Welcome to the
Wine Education Offerings of the Martignetti Companies

“In a time of turbulence and change, it is more true than ever that knowledge is power.” 
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

JFK’s elaboration of the original Francis Bacon quotation rings truer today than ever before. We at the Martignetti Companies are happy to continue to provide wine education classes that will enable anyone, regardless of their wine knowledge, to move to the next level. 

Wine Classes
  • Wine Basics assumes no prior knowledge, but goes into substantial depth in its exploration of classic wine regions and topics. This material is specifically geared to those in the field selling wine. Those that work in a retail store or restaurant that are interested in taking a class, should contact their Martignetti sales person to inquire about taking a class. Customers with a strong recommendation from their salesperson will be considered for inclusion. 
  • The Collegiate wine course is specially designed for those who have completed the Wine Basics class and have a desire to expand and update your knowledge. We will use the excellent Exploring Wine 3rd Edition as a springboard to launch into discussions of major wine regions and topics.
  • Having completed the Collegiate Class, you may want to join the more in depth Master Class series. We have raised the bar by embarking on a new series of classes with a regional focus, such as Champagne and Burgundy, where we will have the chance to fully explore recent commercial developments, as well as changes in laws and regulations. This is accompanied by a tasting of many of the most unusual and top wines of the region under discussion.
  • If there is enough interest, we will start a new session of the Advanced Wine Class. This involves several textbooks and a serious commitment to attend all scheduled classes. All of the tasting for this class is done blind. No prior blind tasting experience is required. The first class will be entirely dedicated to blind tasting methodology and techniques. 

We have close ties with the Society of Wine Educators (Certified Specialist of Wine), Italian Wine Central (Italian Wine Professional) and the Wine Scholar Guild (French Wine Scholar). Anyone wishing to pursue these certifications should contact Brad at bfichter@martignetti.com 

Wine Education Services
Those in the trade can reach out to their Martignetti sales representative to setup a private consultation with Brad Fichter concerning the course of study most appropriate to their individual situation.

For more information and a schedule of upcoming classes, visit Wine Education Classes.

Visit these sections for information on all the major wine regions, varietals and the basics of how to taste wine Wine Countries, Varietals and Tasting.

Brad also offers assistance with wine lists, staff trainings, wine dinners, retail placements, product information and food and wine matches.
Brad Fichter, Advanced Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers
Corporate Wine Educator 
Martignetti Companies 
500 John Hancock Road 
Taunton, MA 02780 
781-278-2135 Telephone