Andrea Robinson

Andrea Robinson

Faculty Bio

Course: Napa Valley Residency.


Andrea Robinson is a leading wine educator and one of only 28 women in the world to hold the title of Master Sommelier—the first woman designated as Best Sommelier in the United States. Andrea is currently Sommelier for Delta Air Lines, the winner of three James Beard awards, and Bon Appétit magazine as Wine and Spirits Professional of The Year in 2004.

Andrea has written four top-selling wine and food books, including Everyday Dining with Wine, which won the prestigious IACP cookbook award. She has also created a ground-breaking wine stemware series called The ONE, which optimizes the tasting experience with a single, precision shape.

As host of her own online video wine course at, Andrea shares her knowledge with thousands of consumers and professionals each month. She has developed innovative beverage and hospitality training programs for Norwegian Cruise Line, Marriott, Starwood, Hilton Hotels, and Darden Corp. Andrea also speaks regularly to the travel trade, dozens of major corporations, consumer wine groups and top hospitality schools.

Andrea has hosted more than 100 episodes of her own ground-breaking television series’ for Scripps Networks, including the Food Network’s Quench, as well as Simply Wine and Pairings with Andrea on Fine Living network. She was featured on Working Mother magazine’s cover as a Working Mother of the Year, and she has been profiled in People, Glamour, Elle, NBC Nightly News, NBC’s Today show, CBS This Morning, The New York Times, Food & Wine magazine, and numerous others.