About: svetlana

Svetlana Yanushkevich, the owner of WineNot, grew up on the southern peninsula of Ukraine, known as Crimea. Crimea is famous for its 2,000-year-old tradition of winemaking. As a child she learned about wine from her uncle, who worked in Massandra, the imperial winery of Nikolai II, Czar of Russia. Later she graduated from the Crimean State Agricultural University with an MS in Viticulture, and PhD in Agriculture. She then worked as an Associate Professor of viticulture at the Crimean Agro-Industrial College. In 2002 Svetlana’s roots were transplanted to the United States, where she decided to broaden her education in wine. She enrolled in the London-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), one of the most internationally prestigious programs, and completed its highest degree, Diploma Level, in just 4 years. Svetlana managed the wine program at several very prestigious Philadelphia restaurants, the three-diamond restaurant The Marker, and four-diamond Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar. She worked as wine educator for corporate and private clients in Philadelphia. In 2007 she and her family moved to Nashua, NH, where she decided to open WineNot Boutique, winner of “The Best of The Best Wine Shop of NH 2011-2014” by Hippo, “The Best Wine Store of Greater Nashua 2011″ by Nashua Telegraph, “The Best Wines of Greater Nashua 2011″ by Nashua Telegraph, “The only A rated Wine Shop of NH” by the Better Business Bureau of NH. Svetlana Continues to offer her expertise by offering unique wine educational events to private and corporate clients.

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Premium Wines of the World 6-Week Wine Class

"Premium Wines of The World"

6-week Wine Course, $210.00

A lot of our clients keep asking about our wine classes. Due to our busy schedule in the fall with two large upcoming events and the busy holiday season, we...
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Tuscan Wine Dinner with Winemaker and Author Sarah Fiorini

Join us on November 23rd (6-9p.m) in the Grand Tasting Room of the Merrimack Valley Golf Club as we welcome renowned Italian Chef and AIS-certified Sommelier Sarah Fioroni for a night of amazing wine, beautiful stories and fine dining.

Romance of Burgundy Wine Dinner May 8th

You are invited to join us on Friday, May 8th (6:30-9p.m.) at the beautiful Hunt Club located at the Crowne Plaza Nashua for a special "Romance of Burgundy" wine dinner.
We are pleased to announce our special Burgundian Wine Expert, Guillaume Suss, will be on hand...
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Mountain Cabernets Wine Class, March 13th

In this class you will taste and learn about more concentrated, powerful and age worthy Cabs from steeper, higher-altitude sites on Mount Veeder, Spring Mountain, Howell Mountain , Atlas Peak and Alexander Valley in CA,...
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