My name is Adam Knoerzer, and I'm a wine educator based in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
The goal of 'Burghundy is to make wine more fun and accessible both locally and beyond. Through my blog posts, I hope to help more people enjoy delicious wines -- at any price point. From Chile to France and Australia to Canada, I am excited to share with you some of the amazing wines this world has to offer. While I certainly respect the ‘classics’ and give them their rightful due, my aim is to make wine more inclusive of all people and places making it, not just a select few.
I’m a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, and I’ve achieved the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Level 2 Award in Spirits, both with Distinction. I’ve visited over 20 wine-producing regions on 5 continents, and I look forward to continued exploration and education. I am also the United States champion in the 2019 Wines of South Africa Sommelier Cup — South African wine being my true passion and concentration. I’m also bilingual in French, and I’m highly proficient in Portuguese and Spanish.
You can find me teaching classes, animating wine dinners, and engaging in private and corporate events throughout the greater Pittsburgh region and farther afield. I also write wine lists and consult for various local venues. If you’d like information on my educational events, or if you would be interested in my services and rates, I’d be glad to chat — just drop me a line through this website, or shoot me an email at email@example.com.
Be sure to follow along on Instagram (@burghundy_wine) and Twitter (@burghundy).