Don Appleton began teaching wine appreciation at the NCC main campus in 2009. He has been teaching wine classes for the past five years and has taken many formal wine classes, and has visited most of the major wine regions in the US and Europe. Don has earned Advanced Level Certifications in the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, and via eRobertParker.com.

Don's teaching goal is to make each class fun, easy to understand and include some of his personal experiences when visiting various US and Europe wine regions.