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.

Recent Posts by svetlana

Legendary Napa Valley Wine Class, March 6th

 The Napa Valley has become the most famous wine region in the United States. In this class you will have unique opportunities to taste and learn differences in Cabs from Oakville, Rutherford, Stags Leaps,and Yountville...

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Italian Wine Tasting with Ciro Pirone, Sat Dec 6th

The Wine Steward welcomes Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for the Horizon Beverage Company on Saturday, Dec 6th for an Italian wine tasting. Ciro Pirone, Director of Italian Wines for Horizon Beverage Company, is a graduate of the Istituto Alberghiero (Hotel and Restaurant Management school) of Salerno, Italy.  Traveling and working in Italy, England and the US, Ciro developed an incredible passion for...
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Grand Tasting of Exclusive, Collectible and Exotic Wines, Oct 16th

Grand Tasting of Exclusive, Collectible and Exotic Wines

Are you bored with seeing and tasting the same wines every place you go in NH or MA? Are you looking for exclusive and unique wines with great price/quality values?  If answer is yes, you should join us on Thursday, Oct 16th from 6-9pm for a Special Grand Tasting of Exclusive, Collectible...
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