Meet Annemarie

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Annemarie Morse (photo by Mikhail Lipyanskiy)

Annemarie Morse has a Master’s Degree in Oenology from Cornell University. She is the Director-Elect of Education for the American Wine Society (~7000 members), and an internationally OIV certified wine judge. Her passion for wine and increasing her wine knowledge has led to continued wine education opportunities, currently with Level 3 WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust). She has successfully completed the First Level Sommelier program from the Court of Master Sommeliers and is studying for the certified qualifying exam. She has worked as a wine consultant for a large wine and spirits retailer. 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 in the Finger Lakes wine country in New York.

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 University 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.

Annemarie has judged internationally and domestically for amateur and commercial wine competitions for over 11 years. She served as the Chairman of the American Wine Society (AWS) Wine Judge Certification Program in 2018. She developed and taught classes and sessions at the AWS and Viticulture & Annual Wine Industry National Conferences. She has judged wines in numerous competitions and re-certified as a wine judge November 2021.

Her passion for wine and increasing her wine knowledge has led to continued wine education opportunities, recently with Italian wine, having recently become certified as a Specialist in the Food and Wine of Central Italy, through the instruction of Ian D’Agata of 3IC (Italian International Indigenous Wine and Food Studies Center).  She has participated in VinItaly International Academy, OperaWine, VinItaly, BING (Best Indigenous Native Grapes), 3IC Educators course, Collisioni Wine Project and the Indigena World Tour (Native Wine Grapes of Italy project). 

She writes about Finger Lakes wines for the Cork Report, connects with wine novices and devotees alike through numerous published articles on the wine and food experience. Annemarie is an author and a member of the International Editorial Team for The New Normal Ebook, Explore The New Normal Ebook:
Her love of food and wine has led to exploring different wine regions of the world in order to gain a better appreciation of how the people, places, wine, food and culture come together to enhance the experience of each.

Through her company, Wine By Annemarie, LLC, she provides consulting services to restaurants, national and international wine tours, seminars and/or classes for colleagues, national conferences, private events and the community. She 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!

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