Bruce Smoller


Rochester, NY


Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine


University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Other distinctions

WSET levels II and III highest honors, WSET Certified Wine Educator, Napa Valley Wine Expert exam, Australia Wine Expert, Spain Wine Experience with distinction, Argentina Wine Specialist, Oregon Wine Expert, American Wine Expert, Master New Zealand Wines, Certified Sherry Wine Specialist


Dr. Smoller has had a passion for wine since his days living near Napa Valley. He has been serious studying wine for the last 9 years and is currently working on the Wine and Spirits (WSET) level 4 (Diploma level). Along the way he has also completed the Italian Wine Scholar and French Wine Scholar programs (Wine Scholar Guild), the Spanish Wine Expert course, along with master level courses in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace, Loire Valley, Rhone Valley and Champagne, all with honors. His wine studies are not limited to Europe, however, and he has also successfully completed courses about wines California and Oregon, Argentina, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. He has been formally certified as an instructor for the WSET, as well as for the Wine Scholar Guild. He teaches several wine courses at Daemen University. In his spare time, he is a Professor at Univ. Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Passed Exams

Bourgogne Master-Level with highest honors
Rhône Master-Level with highest honors
French Wine Scholar with highest honors
Italian Wine Scholar with highest honors
Bordeaux Master-Level with highest honors
Loire Master-Level with honors
Alsace Master-Level with honors
Champagne Master-Level with highest honors


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