Welcome to Crush Course
From the heart of Northern California wine country, Crush Course brings wine education to you, direct from a wine insider and experienced educator. Let Crush Course chart your course through wine learning!
Why Crush Course?
With a wide range of content and hands-on experiences, we have the resources and know-how to expand your wine knowledge. From beginner to advanced, the wine curious to the aficionado, the novice to the pro, Crush Course excites your wine curiosity, deepens your expertise and helps wine teams reach their goals.
“Teaching is my passion. Wine is my love. Let me share them with you!”
How wine’s foundations, stories, and insights link wines, grapes and regions. Understanding connections makes the wine world easier to navigate.
Wine is made to savor! We help you interpret the sensations on your palate and guide you to create food pairings that tantalize.
How your current knowledge, however big or small, fits in the larger wine story – how to add to it, and how to make it your own!
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Inspired by Crush, that magical season when ripened grapes are harvested, pressed of their juice, and transformed into wine. Crush Course engages, entices, educates – ultimately opening eyes and doors into the vast world of wine.
Our lively and interactive teaching style incorporates team challenges, collaborative games and lots of wine glasses (for tasting of course!) We believe in learning by doing: getting your hands, boots and wine glasses dirty.
Crush Course specializes in developing custom professional training programs. Wineries, restaurants, retailers, wholesalers and hospitality – We’ll curate the perfect program for your trade team.
We Educate, Train, Entertain
When you thirst for a little (or a lot) more wine confidence to fuel your love of wine, let Crush Course be your guide.
Interactive workshops, wide array of topics, all levels. Transformative hands-on learning
Team Wine Education
Custom programs, one-time or ongoing, for tasting room, sales teams, restaurant, retail
Food & Wine
Discover the dynamics of pairing, wine-paired dinners that shine, chef collaboration
Where wine and education meet! Interactive, fun. Before a meal, at a team retreat
Winemakers are busy! Let me be your delegate host at key wine dinners & events
Corporate Tasting Experiences
Tastings, team building, breakouts, wine challenges. Wine is entertainment.
Wine Consulting Projects
Custom-crafted programs, wine content, collateral for your brand or program
Private Wine Classes
Crafted for your group, or one-to-one executive coaching for wine confidence
About Crush Course
I’m Mary Beth Vierra, wine expert, professional trainer, Italian wine ambassador, and Crush Course Founder. This education platform has been fermenting for some time – a way to blend my love for wine and food (they do go hand in hand) and my life-long passion for education, training and discovery.
With numerous wine certifications under my belt, over a decade in wine education leadership, and years as a dynamic trainer, spokesperson and all-around seeker of wine insights and food discoveries, I’m thrilled to share this knowledge with you. Wine is best shared after all! Together we’ll develop the master blend: a private wine and food pairing with a side of education, a corporate seminar, or a customized professional training program designed for your trade team.