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

Tom DiNardo has worked in the wine industry in both California and Washington. With a reverence for the grape, Tom continues his passionate pursuit today as a wine consultant and educator who teaches others about oenology and wine collecting. Mr. DiNardo is a sommelier diplomate with the International Sommelier Guild and a member of the Society of Wine Educators. He is a freelance writer for Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, and Santé Magazines, and is a regular contributor to Wine Squire.com. Tom is a featured auctioneer for Chicago based ERI wine auction gallery, and has sold some of the finest and rarest wines from around the world. Mr. DiNardo is also a certified master appraiser (ISA-AM & MPPA)and prior to his wine immersion experience, Tom DiNardo founded DiNardo & Lord Auctioneersin 1993. Through these unique experiences, Tom has gained invaluable knowledge about the wine industry. Please view our Charity Auctions Calendar (http://www.auctionzip.com/WA-Auctioneers/271.html). To learn more about our Wine Appraisal Services (http://www.dinardoandlordauctioneers.com/content/certified_appraiser.htm).
ph. 888-503-0828

The Wine House

The Wine House is one of the west side’s largest wine retailers featuring an astonishing selection of over 7,000 cutting-edge wines, value-wines, spirits, beers and wine accessories. Food & Wine Magazine just named us "Oe of the TOP 10 WINE STORES IN THE WORLD"!! We are also LA’s leader in wine education hosting hundreds of seminars and tastings each year including the prestigious London-based WSET certification curriculum. Our Private Event client list includes celebrities, directors and producers, numerous entertainment, law and financial firms including DreamWorks, Activision, Warner Bros., Merrill Lynch, Ernst & Young, O'Melveny & Meyers, Wells Fargo Advisors, Oppenheimer, Green Hasson Janks and many others. Our experienced wine experts are available for YOUR event. So remember for your next birthday, anniversary, wedding shower, office/club event, or anything other gathering that needs a little extra ZING, that we can take Wine House Classes on the road. Call us at 310/479-3731 or go to www.winehouse.com for a complete listing of class dates and descriptions.
2311 Cotner Avenue
Los Angles, CA 90064
ph. 310-479-3731

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. Also, 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 French Wine Society. 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

Toshio Ueno, Master Sake Sommelier (SSI Japan Certification)

Certified Master Sake & Shochu Sommelier, Jizake Educator. Born in Japan where his family has grown Japanese wine grape, Koshu, for generations, Toshio grew up helping the business from a young age. Following his college education in the US and employment at an international trading company in Tokyo, Toshio joined Chateraise, a pastry and wine company as Director of Sales. There, he was put in charge of overseeing the personal wine collection of the company's president, which intrigued him to enter the world of wine stewardship and research. Toshio joined Mutual Trading Company in 2002, where he is Manger of the Business Development Department in marketing Japanese foods, Jizake, and Shochu to the mainstream American trade. With his passion and expertise in Jizake, Shochu, and Wine, Toshio aims to further promote Japanese food and Sake cultures to new, international audiences. He has hosted "The Science of Sake" VIP Sake Pairing , "Mystery of Sake" VIP Sake Investigation Lecture,"LA Sake Festival" Sake Education Class, and "Japanese Food Festival" Sake Seminar in 2009. Since 2010, he has been Vice President & Executive Instructor at Sake School of America.
431 Crocker Street
Los Angeles, CA
ph. 213-830-9570

The Sommelier Company

Need a sommelier or wine educator for your next event? SOMMELIER-GUIDED WINE TASTING EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES We offer nationwide local coverage for your special event, including corporate wine tastings, team building retreats, client appreciation or incentive events, executive off-site meetings, private in-home celebrations, educational seminars, and wine country excursions. You can get a quote within 15 minutes
ph. 3104675582