Anne Gabriel - owner Annie's Wine Cottage, the #1 Choice on Columbus Dispatch, Wine Bar/ Shop:

"Daniel is the best...extremely knowledgeable.  I highly recommend to anyone seeking to further their wine education!"

Silvia Silver - Refectory Restaurant and Wine Shop :

"A wonderful learning opportunity ...  I had the pleasure of taking WSET 1 and 2 classes with Gizela & Daniel in December& January 2019. What a great couple- extremely knowledgeable ( and yet so humble) and passionate about learning and teaching others!   I love wine industry -working in restaurants & retail since 2006  and prior to that working in my family vineyard - and appreciate any opportunity I have to learn... and trust me ... I learned quite a few new things taking the classes !  If you are serious about your carrier in the wine industry or just want to take your wine knowledge to the next level you owe to yourself to sign up for at least one of the classes!"

Kathleen& Matt Haws, owners Ripple Wine Bar, Convington, KY :

"My husband (Matt Haws) and I really enjoyed this hands-on class! Perfect for wine enthusiasts who just want to learn more or for those who work in the industry that want to expand their knowledge. We are looking forward to continuing onto the next course (after we pass the test in January)!"

Running a holiday sale or weekly special? Definitely promote it here to get customers excited about getting a sweet deal.

Brandon Snell, owner Soroca Imports(wine importer) :

"Excellent course. Daniel has a vast knowledge of wines."

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Antique Vines Wine Academy - Ohio, USA

“Wine exploration through education” by Antique Vines Wine Academy

Our services are:

· WSET (Wine and Spirit Education Trust) classes

· Wine & Food pairing classes

· Wine Masterclasses / Workshops

· Educational wine tastings “Wine around the world”

· Wine consultancy for wine importers, wine distributors, wine shops, private persons

· Wine trips

Wine & Spirit Education Trust


Antique Vines LLC

We, at Antique Vines LLC, are proud to be the only W.S.E.T.- Wine and Spirit Education Trust- Approved Programme Provider based  in the great state of Ohio, USA. (A.P.P. 2077)

What is W.S.E.T. ?

Wine and Spirit Education Trust is the international leader of Wine Education. The Wine and  Spirit Education Trust provides globally recognised education, qualifications and certifications in wines, spirits and sake,  for professionals and enthusiasts.

WSET provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and  spirits professionals and enthusiasts. We offer a comprehensive suite of qualifications covering wines,  spirits and sake.

WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge.  They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established  professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.

About us


Dedicated Educators

We know that learning is easier when you have an excellent teacher. That's why most of our educators have achieved an advanced degree in their field. Our faculty are passionate about the subjects they teach and bring this enthusiasm into their lessons.


Cheers, I'm Gizela!

I am Gizela Natalia Duica, WSET Level 3 Wines Certified 

I graduated “Lucian Blaga University with a degree in Psychopedagogy in 1999, in Sibiu, Romania (Transylvania area). In 2013 I and my husband founded, built and managed Vampire's Wine Company, in Transylvania, bottling wine from different producers and Research Wine Institutes, under our registered trade marks and selling them on the market. In October 2014 I've started with WSET Level 1 Award in Wines,   WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits in January 2015 and WSET Level 3 Award in Wines in March 2019. I am extremely passionate about learning and tasting wines and I'd love to share these with you, beginning my career as a Wine Educator at Antique Vines LLC. I love the wine universe in all its aspects and I have the knowledge to help people to understand the styles of wines, label terminology, food pairing, wine principles and to evaluate/understand wine beyond their own taste and probably what is most important, to enjoy it! One of the things I like most are those gatherings of people where everybody speaks and laughs, clinging glasses of wine and bursting of joy. That means people relish their lives. Come to our wine classes to cling together, become a pro in wines and enjoy! Cheers! My e-mail :


Cheers, I'm Daniel!

I am Daniel DUICA, WSET Level 3 Wines Certified 

 I have also European Certifications as Chef de Cuisine and Sommelier and I am currently a WSET Diploma(Level 4) student.

 I write about wine on my blog and on Wine Magazines. I am passionate about wine from prephylloxera vines, Pie Franco, ungrafted vines (this is the origin of our company name :  Antique Vines LLC) 

I have 20 years of experience in Private Investigations working with Euro Investigator LTD all over European Union  and I am a huge fan of Dionysos #winefriendly lifestyle also, tasting local wines wherever I go. 

I've graduated Romanian-German University of LAW, Sibiu, Transylvania with a  degree in International Law. 

I am the Consul of the #winelover community in the state of OHIO, USA.

I was Juror in national and International Wine Contests in European Union and in 2019 I am honored to be appointed the U.S.A. Ambassador for IWCB.  IWCB is one of the most important Wine Contests in the European Union and for sure the most important one in Eastern Europe. IWCB is organized under the Patronage of OIV (the International Organization of Vine and Wine) and VINOFED (the World Federation of Major International Wine and Spirits competitions). This year marks the 16th edition of the IWCB.

In USA I was Juror at the Cincinnati International Wine Festival Contest in 2019 and 2020.

My e-mail :

Do you have a GIFT CARD or you have friends with you at our WSET classes?

Send us an e-mail with your GIFT CARD code or your friends details and we will send you the Discounted Invoice! 



Online Masterclass

4pm - 6pm

Online Broadcast from: Antique Vines LLC, 565 Metro Place South, Suite 300, Dublin


Online Masterclass

Italian Wines:

   1. Franciacorta

   2. Barolo

   3. Barbaresco

   4. Brunello di Montalcino

   5. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

   6. Amarone dell...

4pm - 6pm

Online Broadcast from: Antique Vines LLC, 565 Metro Place South, Suite 300, Dublin

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WSET Classes, Wine Education

565 Metro Place South, Suite 300, Dublin, OH 43017, US

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