The New Jersey Wine School was founded in July, 2010 by Mark and Susan Hesleitner. Susan is a WSET diploma graduate. WSET stands for "Wine and Spirit Education Trust," and it is based in London, UK. It is the pre-requisite for the Master of Wine Program. Susan will also be teaching the French Wine Scholar program in 2015. She graduated in 2014 from the French Wine Society's FWS program with Highest Honors.