British-born Maxine Colas has a Masters degree in French from the University of London. She also studied wine at the Bordeaux Chamber of Commerce & the University of Bordeaux Oenology department. She holds a diploma from the Insititute of Wines & Spirits.
Maxine lectures at the Bordeaux Wine School and the CIVB, specializing in both Bordeaux wine tasting initiation and advanced levels.
She has worked in public relations for various Bordeaux châteaux as well as for Wente Vineyards in California : for whom she has organised gala events around wine, in Château Pape Clement .
Maxine is also involved as a consultant and seminar leader for corporate wine-tasting events and organizes private customized Bordeaux wine tours for small groups.