James King has been in the wine industry, from winery to educator, for 21 years. Over these 21 years James has worked in London, Sydney, Los Angles, Houston and now Bentonville. For the last 10 years James has been an educator, starting in LA, running the prestigious Wine & Spirit Education Trust and the French Wine Society Certifications.
In 2010 I set up the Texas Wine School in Houston. The School now teaches, in addition to the WSET & FWS, the Society of Wine Educators, the Italian Wine Professional and the California Wine Appellation Specialist Certifications. The school is also very proud of its non certification classes that run 8 times a week, covering topics as diverse as California, France, Italy, Food and Wine Pairing, Wine 101, Varietal Comparative Classes, Mature Tastings and How to Taste.
I conduct multiple trade seminars, every year, as the representative of the regions of Napa Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Provence and Rioja and am a Speaker at the Annual Society of Wine Educators Conference.