Los Angeles - Wine Education and Schools

This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Los Angeles.
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Tom DiNardo - The Wine Zealot

In 1987 Tom DiNardo began working in the California wine industry. He founded DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers in 1993. As a charity wine auctioneer, he has presided over many of the nation’s most acclaimed wine auctions. Tom is a nationally recognized sommelier, spirits & wine appraiser, wine educator, wine expert, and wine judge for many international wine competitions. Mr. DiNardo is a freelance wine writer for the Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, and Santé Magazines, and other wine journals. He was a regularly featured auctioneer for the former ERI wine auction gallery. Tom DiNardo now serves as V.P. of Outreach for the Natl. Assoc. of Professional Appraisers (NAPA), and he is also a certified insurance fraud investigator (CIFI). Tom performs wine appraisals and expert witness services for insurance companies, banks, law firms, and individuals. Tom DiNardo is perhaps best known by his Internet wine personality – The Wine Zealot. Through these unique experiences Tom has gained invaluable knowledge about wines and the wine industry. With a reverence for the grape, Tom DiNardo continues his passionate pursuit today as a wine educator who teaches others about oenology and wine collecting.
PO Box
Seattle, WA.
ph. 855-946-3825
WineryandWineAppraisals.com

Stephanie Baden-Savoir Wines

Savoir Wines was established in 2010 by Founder and Owner Stephanie Baden. Since then, as Certified Specialist in Wine &Professional Member of Society of Wine Educators -Stephanie Baden conducts private education and small group events - programs recognized by the ACFEF est 1929. Stephanie is a Wine Location Specialist accredited by the CIVC and the IVDP, certified to lead wine education seminars, tastings and dinners specific to Champagne and Port. In 2012, previously passing exam with essay,she was one of 125 people across the globe with this terroir driven certificate. For many years, Stephanie traveled for onsite visitations to the wineries "bodegas", businesses,etc.in South America. Currently, Stephanie is a French Scholar candidate,top scoring preliminary exams,maintaining membership and continuing education with the Wine Scholar Guild. Choose California and international fine wines with confidence at the various price levels. Choose fine wines for their history and prestige. Choose fine wines whether they are unoaked or oaked. Identify the gout de terre in the bottle! To discuss your needs for a business event or private gathering, contact Stephanie at (213)880-5992
600 W 9th St. -across from Ralph's Fresh Fare Supermarket in DTLA
Los Angeles, CA
ph. 2138805992
www.savoirwines.com

Sip Happens Wine School

Sip Happens Wine School is a practical and unpretentious school designed for both beginning and intermediate wine enthusiasts. We offer a variety of events and classes that cover the diverse world of both wine and spirits. Examples of our unique classes and events include; educational workshops, food and wine cooking classes, dinner pairing events, and exciting travel “field trips” throughout Southern California. Check out our class schedule for upcoming events! ​
3717 Fourth Ave
Los Angeles, CA
www.siphappenswineschool.com/

Royal Bartending School "The Art of Mixology"

A fantastic 40 hour course where you will learn hundreds of drink recipes, study bartending in theory and have hands on training in our bartending / lounge facility. After successfully completing this class, you will have become a certified mixologist! In addition to this certification, you also have the opportunity to attend the ABC LEAD training class and receive a certification card. So whether you are looking to change careers or just become the host with the most, come MIX with us!
181 West 2nd Street
Pomona, Ca.
ph. 909.620.7488
www.facebook.com/royalbartendingschool