Annemarie Morse is an experienced wine connoisseur who has been actively involved in the wine industry for over 13 years. She has a Master's Degree in Oenology from Cornell University and is a Wine Marketing Adjunct Lecturer at Tompkins Cortland Community College.
Eight years ago Annemarie formed the Finger Lakes chapter of the American Wine Society in order to share her wine knowledge with others in her community. She connects with wine novices and devotees alike through numerous published articles on the wine and food experience. Her love of food and wine within particular cultures has led to exploring different regions of the world in order to gain a better appreciation of how they enhance each other.
She served as the Chairman of the American Wine Society (AWS) Wine Judge Certification Program in 2018 and has been a certified wine judge since 2012. She developed and taught classes and sessions at the AWS and Viticulture & Annual Wine Industry National Conferences. She has successfully completed the First Level Sommelier program from the Court of Master Sommeliers and is preparing for the certified qualifying exam. Annemarie is a trained descriptive panelist for the sensory evaluation of artisan cheese and alcoholic beverages at Cornell University. She has worked through harvest and blending as an assistant winemaker at Damiani Wine Cellars.
Above all, Annemarie is a passionate wine educator who seeks to share her knowledge and experience in both formal and informal settings. She has become a well-respected and ardent wine educator for Cornell students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public on topics encompassing wine education, appreciation, wine making, judging, business meal etiquette, wine service, and food and wine pairing. Her company, Wine By Annemarie, LLC provides consulting services to restaurants and classes for staff, private events and the community, http://winebyannemarie.com/.
In 2017, Annemarie hosted a wine tour and cruise of Italy and in 2018 she participated in Vinitaly International Academy, Operawine and VinItaly. Annemarie welcomes the opportunity to travel the world over to explore wine and food at its source and to share these experiences with others. The highlight for her always comes through translating her experiences into a richer understanding and appreciation of wine among wine lovers of all degrees. She looks forward to tipping her glass to future adventures in wine regions with new friends!