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Aaron Mandel

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Aaron is the Director of Wine Education for the American Wine Society. He is a wine educator, wine judge and student of wine in addition to his full-time job as an Attorney in St Louis, MO. He started his formal wine education with the Society of Wine Educator’s Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) certificate. He earned American Wine Society Wine Judge Certification in 2011 and took over running the program in 2012. Aaron has judged numerous competitions in the United States and Europe. He has taught WSET and CSW classes and worked as a mentor for students interested in the sommelier program (although he spills too much wine to teach service). He has earned his Diploma from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and is currently enrolled in the Master of Wine Program.