Mark Rashap is one of only a few Certified Wine Educators (CWE) in Austin, TX and is an independent educator for the public and the industry. He’s been successful in every tier of the wine business from assistant winemaker in Washington State, broker/distributor in five states, and retailer in Texas. Mark most recently worked for the certifying body, The Society of Wine Educators, giving webinars and writing for their blog as well as heading up various marketing initiatives. He believes that teaching the curious and thirsty public is the most gratifying aspect of the industry. He is also an adviser to the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas and host of the radio show, Another Bottle Down, on KOOP 91.7 bringing his philosophy and open-minded views to the Austin radio waves.