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 Steward Fall Wine Class Schedule

wine-class-at-the-wine-steward“Premium Wines of the World” 6-week wine course $210.00

Join us on Fridays (6:30-8:30 p.m.) at The Wine Steward to take a wonderful voyage of discovery through the world of wine in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. In each wine class, we will taste 6 fine...
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The Wine Steward Wine Tasting Notes for July 26th

volcanes-cabernet-sauvignon-at-the-wine-stewardWine Tasting Saturday, July 26th (12-5pm) with Kevin Powell of Vinilandia and Svetlana Yanushkevich

Riva di Rocca Prosecco Spumante, NV, Veneto, Italy, $20.99, (sale 2 for $38 during the tasting) Riva di Rocca, which in Italian means "rocky shore," is an IGT Veneto Prosecco produced by...
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The Wine Steward Wine Tasting Notes for July 24th

atope-monastrell-at-the-wine-stewardThursday, July 24th (5-7pm) Wine Tasting with Sheila from Circa Wines

Folk Machine Dry Riesling 2012, St. Lucia Highlands, California, $21.99, (sale 2 for $38 during the tasting) This wine comes from one of California’s oldest, if not the oldest Riesling vineyard still producing.  The...
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The Wine Steward Wine Tasting Notes for July 17th

lange-pinot-gris-at-the-wine-stewardWine Tasting Thursday July 17th (5-7pm) with Dan Latham from Horizon Beverage and Rebecca Oliver, National Sales Manager for Lange Winery

  Lange Pinot Gris 2013, Willamette Valley, Oregon, $17.99 This Pinot Gris has a refreshing lean profile on the palate, but very much displays the complexity of a great Pinot...
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The Wine Steward Wine Tasting Notes for July 19th

klassen-merlot-at-winenot-boutiqueWine Tasting Saturday July 19th (12-5pm) with Svetlana

Josephine Dubois Chablis 2011, Chablis, France, $19.99, (sale 2 for $36 at tasting) 100% Chardonnay, this wine comes from one of the region’s most trusted producers.  This wine is everything you would want in a Chablis.  A lovely,...
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