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Jennie Thornton

Jennie Thornton

Wine & Spirits Educator

Learn from Jennie and her passion for wine and the wine experience. With over twenty years of wine education and sales acumen in both the US and abroad, Jenie will guide guests in varietal knowledge and provide a wider scope of taste and understanding with each sip. Jennie joined Vara’s team in 2021 and previously taught Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) curriculum at the International Wine Center in NYC. Her resume includes an impressive scope of work at Constellation Brands global wine company coordinating the US to UK sales market and, during her time in London, she attained the rigorous WSET Diploma. Her wine career began in Napa at Joseph Phelps Vineyards as a Wine Educator & Cellar Worker. In addition to her wine expertise, Jennie also was a working chef in Europe and her knowledge of gastronomy aids her teaching style and class experience.