Sheri Morano, MW, found her interest in wine initially sparked during a trip to Italy when she was 17. She began her formal wine education at the International Wine Center in New York City in 1997 following graduation from Duke University. At the IWC, where she later became an instructor, Sheri completed the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Intermediate Certificate in 1998 and the WSET Advanced Certificate in 1999. In October of 2000 she completed the WSET Diploma and the following year passed the Certified Wine Educator (CWE) exam designed by the Society of Wine Educators to promote higher standards among wine educators in the United States. In November 2003, Sheri earned the esteemed title Master of Wine.
With a background anchored in interdisciplinary studies, Sheri enjoys working in a variety of fields within the wine industry. She is a senior partner at Wine Ring, the market leader in consumer preference technology, and also consults for a number of companies including Rutherford Wine Company, Nomacorc and Strategic Insights, Inc., a full-service marketing research firm. In 2012, she founded the Triangle Wine School which offers the WSET certifications to wine lovers and trade professionals in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. An experienced wine judge, Sheri has judged at competitions around the world.
Sheri resides in North Carolina with her husband and son as well as an assortment of cats, dogs, birds and fish. In her spare time she enjoys running, gardening, traveling, cooking and cheering for her beloved Duke Blue Devils.