Peter Neptune is a 30-year veteran of the wine business, beginning as a sommelier in New York City, where he trained and worked for 10 years. Upon returning to his native California, Peter entered into the wholesale wine trade. For seventeen years he has been at California’s leading fine wine wholesaler, The Henry Wine Group, where he is Senior Vice President of Corporate Training & Wine Education.
Peter has become well-known national figure for his wine program consultation for a variety of hotels and restaurants nationwide.
In addition to his MS Diploma, Peter holds the title of Certified Wine Educator with the Society of Wine Educators (for which he was recognized with the Banfi Award for Excellence in 2003), is a French Wine Scholar with Highest Honors, and holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust in London.
Peter is one of the teaching Masters at the Court of Master Sommelier Intro and Advanced Courses, and is an examiner at the Certified, Advanced, and Master Sommelier Examinations.
In 2003 Peter began the first WSET School in Southern California. Currently, Neptune School of Wine teaches and administers the WSET Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced and Diploma Certification programs, run by the Neptune School of Wine. To date he has successfully graduated over 450 students from various levels of the WSET program.