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LEARN FROM TOP-SHELF WINE INSTRUCTORS

The CIA Wine and Beverage Faculty

Whether you come to the CIA with your career in mind or just for fun, you can count on expert instruction as you journey through the world of wines and beverages.

3 Things to Know About CIA Wine Instructors
  1. They’re seasoned, successful professionals with extensive industry track records and powerful career connections in the wine and beverage world.
  2. They’re expert teachers who uphold the highest standards in an atmosphere of learning, guidance, and curiosity.
  3. They’re passionate about wines and beverages and sharing their knowledge with professionals and enthusiasts alike.

Meet Your Instructors

Learn from some of the nation’s top wine and beverage pros

California Instructors

  • John Ash
    John Ash

    Visiting Instructor—Wine and Beverage Studies

  • Robert Bath
    Robert Bath, MS, CHE

    Instructor—Wine and Beverage Studies

  • Bill Briwa
    Bill Briwa ’80, CEC

    Chef-Instructor—Culinary Arts

  • John Buechsenstien
    John Buechsenstein, CHE

    Visiting Instructor—Wine and Beverage Studies

  • Christie Dufault
    Christie Dufault, ACWP, CHE

    Instructor—Wine and Beverage Studies

  • Traci Dutton
    Traci Dutton

    Manager—Public Wine and Beverage Studies

  • Tim Gaiser
    Tim Gaiser, MS

    Visiting Instructor—Wine and Beverage Studies

  • Lars Kronmark
    Lars Kronmark, CWP

    Chef-Instructor—Culinary Arts


  • Karen Macneil
    Karen MacNeil, ACWP

    Chair Emeritus, Professional Wine Studies

  • Jeff Prather
    Jeff Prather

    Visiting Instructor—Wine and Beverage Studies

  • Paul Wagner
    Paul Wagner

    Visiting Instructor—Wine and Beverage Studies

New York Instructors

  • Tim Buzinski
    Tim Buzinski ’97

    Adjunct Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management

  • John Fischer
    John Fischer ’88

    Professor—Hospitality and Service Management

  • Noelle Guagliardo
    Noelle Guagliardo, CS, CHE

    Beverage Manager
    Adjunct Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management

  • Steven Koplan
    Steven Kolpan, CWE

    Professor—Wine Studies The Charmer Sunbelt Group Endowed Chair in Wines and Spirits

  • Douglass Miller
    Douglass Miller ’89, CSS, CHE

    Associate Professor—Hospitality and Service Management

  • Jan Smyth
    Jan Stuebing Smyth

    Adjunct Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management

  • Cheryl Stanley
    Cheryl Stanley, CS, CSW

    Adjunct Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management

  • Michael Weiss
    Michael Weiss, CWE, CHE

    Professor—Wine Studies

Texas Instructors

  • Carol Wong
    Carole Wong, DWS, CSW

    Adjunct Instructor—Hospitality and Service Management