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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The Wine Steward Wine Tasting Notes for Feb 20th & 22nd

scagliola-sansi-barbera-at-the-wine-stewardThursday Feb 20th (5-7pm) Wine Tasting with Kevin Powell of Vinilandia, and Saturday, Feb 22nd (12-5pm) with Svetlana

Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2012, Swartland, South Africa, $17.99 Wine Spectator (90 points) - "Bright and engaging, showing lots of white peach, Jonagold apple and Cavaillon melon notes, offset by a floral...
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Wine Tasting Notes for Feb 13th and 15th

abrilThursday Feb 13th (5-7pm) Wine Tasting with Stephen Fortune of Fortune Wine Brokers, and Saturday, Feb15th (12-5pm) with Svetlana

Vinedo de Los Vientos Estival White 2010, Atlántida, Canelones, Uruguay, $18.99 Viñedo de los Vientos which translates as Vineyard of the Winds, is located where the River Plate estuary, (the largest...
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Big 6 Wine Grapes Wine Class, Friday Feb 7th

big-6-wine-grapes-wine-class-at-the-wine-steward Big 6 Wine Grapes Wine Class

This wine class is intended as an introduction to other types of wine for those who already know what they like, and for those who don't to discover which varietals they enjoy most. 80 percent of the quality wines sold in this country...
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