The Mid-American School of Wine was founded by four St. Louis area natives. Jeff Callahan, CS, CSW, is the Sommelier at Porter%u2019s Steakhouse in Collinsville, IL, a co-founder of the St. Louis Wine Cats, and a member of the American Wine Society St. Louis chapter. Aaron Mandel, CSW, is the American Wine Society Regional Vice President and a national coordinator of their Wine Judge Certification program. He is also a WSET Certified Instructor, and is currently working on his WSET Diploma. Craig Adams is a Sommelier and Owner of Vino Vitae in Lafayette Square. He is also an instructor in the STLCC Continuing Education program and has been Director of Tasting Room Operations and Cellar Master for several Missouri wineries. Denise Mueller, CS, CSW, is the Bar Manager for The Dark Room Wine Bar & Photo Gallery, a member of the American Wine Society St. Louis chapter, and is currently studying for the Advanced Sommelier through Court of Master Sommeliers.