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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Wine Tastings Week of Dec 1st

Please join us on Thursday December 5th (5-7pm) & Saturday December 7th (12-5p.m.) for a fun and informative Wine & Cheese Tasting Social with Sheila Sheehan from the Circa Wine Company:
~ Arcan Albarino 2010, Spain $27.99 Made from 100 &  200 year old vines, this is its first commercial release. Very expressive and  intensely flavored.  Hints of citrus...
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Be Your Own Sommelier Wine Course

We are excited to announce the beginning of registration for our very popular, offered only twice a year 6-week wine course "Be your Own Sommelier" at The Wine Steward. It is an excellent gift idea for a special wine lover in your family, and also the best way to survive...
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Port and Bubbles Wine Tasting Event Dec 13th

portbubblesPlease join us on Friday, December 13th for The Wine Steward's annual Port and Bubbles wine tasting event. We will be having two sessions. The first will be from 6:00 to 7:30pm and the second from 8:00 to 9:30pm. It is a great opportunity to taste some of the great Ports...
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