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Wine Fluent was created by Sean Trapani, a teacher and writer who – partly on the advice of the people who would attend his wine parties – decided to make wine his full-time profession.

His professional background includes experience as a bartender, retail wine merchant, winery sales rep, distributor rep, wine director, and sommelier. Sean is also a frequent contributor to “Ocala Style” magazine, writing articles about the local food and wine scene.

Sean learned much about wine and food while working in the industry, but also has several professional certifications to support his real-world expertise. These certifications include an Advanced Certificate of Wines and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London (WSET 3); a Certified Specliast of Wine designation from the Society of Wine Educators (CSW); and, a Certified Retail Tobacconist certification (CRT).

Prior to Wine Fluent, Sean spent 25 year in marketing as an advertising copywriter, creative director, and college professor. Sean earned his degree in Philosophy and Literature from the Florida State University and a Mixologist diploma from ABC Bartending school. He is still trying to figure out which of those two were the more practical paths of training.