Sheral Schowe, owner and founder of Wasatch Academy of Wine, has been named the Instructor of the Year by the international Wine Scholar Guild.

The award recognizes creative and effective classroom instruction and outstanding presentation and organizational skills. Student evaluations are weighted heavily when selecting the award.

Schowe teaches the Wine Scholar Guild’s French and Italian wine certification courses in Utah. She also is an adjunct professor of wine studies for Salt Lake Community College Culinary Arts Department, the wine educator for Harmons Cooking Schools throughout Utah and for University of Utah’s Osher and Lifelong Learning programs.

Her classes are “multisensory” and usually include a food component, which helps students better understand the different wine regions.

“Thanks to several local retailers and chefs, we are able to provide cheeses from the majority of the regions of Italy and France as well as chef-prepared food pairings to highlight traditional recipes of specific regions,” she said.

From SL Tribune, Feb 7, 2017