Testimonials

"Marnie is a breath of fresh air in the wine world."

Michael Mondavi
California Vintner

 

"Marnie is one of the most efficient and entertaining wine educators in the US."

Kevin Zraly
Wine Author

 

"[Marnie’s seminar] was stunning – truly brilliant. Just when everyone is afraid of hearing about vintages and "notes of barnyard and raspberries" that they'll never remember, [she] gave a talk that's completely accessible on just the topic that everyone wants to hear about - what to drink with dinner!"

Ina Garten
Food Network’s ‘Barefoot Contessa’

 

"Marnie knows what people want to drink before they do, and her instincts are as solid for the general public as they are for the foodie fringe."

Stephen Starr
Restaurant Magnate

 

"A persuasive communicator, Marnie develops strong working relationships with her clients, staff, peers, and stakeholder groups. Her positive, forward thinking enthusiasm, always present, is refreshing and central to her effectiveness."

Joe Conti
CEO / Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

 

"Marnie is the ultimate sommelier: a terrific palate with razor-sharp technical skills, a fun and ‘get-it-done’ teacher that puts it all in plain language without losing the lustre of the topic, and a pro that you can count on to do what she says she’ll do.  She teaches for us at the French Culinary Institute and we couldn’t do without her. The students – from all walks of life and knowledge-levels – love her and her work."

Andrea Robinson
Master Sommelier & Dean of Wine Studies of the French Culinary Institute

 

"Cencibel, a women’s wine and food pairing group, has been the beneficiary of Marnie’s expertise and wine classes on numerous occasions. We love the energy, expertise and passion she brings to every private class we arrange. Marnie is dedicated to sharing her passion by educating others and she is extremely good at what she does. A true professional and visionary, Marnie is a Philadelphia treasure and one of our most favorite women in wine."

Deb Denis
Founder of Cencibel, Inc.

 

"Marnie, your creative wine tasting plan was so much fun – even the non-drinkers are still talking about it!"

Mary Harris
Event Client

 

"Marnie, your article in Santé magazine on High End Beer was the best I have ever seen."

Jack Joyce
Founder and President of Rogue Ales

 

"Marnie, your presentation was mesmerizing and we received many phone calls from the guests who were thrilled with the wine and food; but they couldn’t stop talking about your knowledge and personality. We feel very fortunate to have had you as our wine guru."

Paul and Marilyn Weintraub
M.S. Bridge Across America

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