• share

As Director of Wine Education for Southern Wine & Spirits (SWS) of America, Eric Hemer directs educational programs and wine certification for SWS sales personnel across the country

Hemer is also actively involved in lecturing, examining, and mentoring around the country with the Court of Master Sommeliers, the Institute of Masters of Wine and the Society of Wine Educators. He is also a judge and examiner for the TOP SOMM and Top New Somm Competitions run by the Guild of Sommeliers and a member of the Board of Directors for the Jimmy Mancbach Scholarship Fund to promote wine education for young professionals. In addition he teaches the Wine Certificate Course at the SWS Beverage Management Institute at Florida International University (FIU.)

Eric passed the Certifies Wine Educator exam in 1999, the Master Sommelier exam in 2003, and after previously passing the Practical (2005) and Theoretical (2011) portions of the Master of Wine exam, his dissertation was approved by the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) and he was accepted into the institute as a Master of Wine in 2013.

He resides in Lake Worth, Florida with his wife Marianne and their daughter Julia.

As Director of Wine Education for Southern Wine & Spirits (SWS) of America, Eric Hemer directs educational programs and wine certification for SWS sales personnel across the country

Hemer is also actively involved in lecturing, examining, and mentoring around the country with the Court of Master Sommeliers, the Institute of Masters of Wine and the Society of Wine Educators. He is also a judge and examiner for the TOP SOMM and Top New Somm Competitions run by the Guild of Sommeliers and a member of the Board of Directors for the Jimmy Mancbach Scholarship Fund to promote wine education for young professionals. In addition he teaches the Wine Certificate Course at the SWS Beverage Management Institute at Florida International University (FIU.)

Eric passed the Certifies Wine Educator exam in 1999, the Master Sommelier exam in 2003, and after previously passing the Practical (2005) and Theoretical (2011) portions of the Master of Wine exam, his dissertation was approved by the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) and he was accepted into the institute as a Master of Wine in 2013.

He resides in Lake Worth, Florida with his wife Marianne and their daughter Julia.