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Resources: Wine Education and Schools

Orange County

This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Orange County. If you would like to add your resource to this listing, you can Submit Your Educator info here.

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
www.DiNardoandLordAuctioneers.com

San Diego State College of Extended Studies

Serving the San Diego Community with wine and craft beer education! Is a wine tasting class the same as a wine education course? At SDSU, our wine courses combine wine tasting and wine education. It's a combination of lecture, reading, and tasting – a holistic approach to wine. If you're considering taking sommelier classes, our Professional Certificate in the Business of Wine program prepares you for the Sommelier exam and helps you train for success in wine-related occupations. Craft beer is complex and versatile, and it is a growing industry in San Diego. The city has over 70 craft breweries. SDSU College of Extended Studies created the Business of Craft Beer certificate to foster an overall appreciation of craft beer through interactive,hands-on learning.Classes are held onsite and at breweries

5250 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA
ph. 619-594-1138
www.neverstoplearning.net

OC Wine School- Wine Education Courses and Private Tasting Parties

The OC Wine School host wine education courses in beautiful wine country right here in Orange County. Public classes are conducted at Newport Beach Vineyards & Winery in the heart of Newport Beach as well as Giracci Vineyards & Farms in Silverado. We offer something for all levels of wine enthusiasts, whether you are a novice or wine professional. We also organize private group courses and wine tasting parties as well as craft beer tastings in your home or office. Our staff of Wine Educators and Event Planners can create a custom event for any occasion. The OC Wine School hosts special event tastings throughout the year which include blind tastings, rare wine tastings and winemaker dinners. Our team have been organizing wine themed events and educating the world about wine since 1993. Join us for a class or contact us for your private event today!

po box 3004
Newport beach, California
ph. 1888 499 WINE
www.ocwineschool.com

Michele Graber CSW : M Wine Education & Consulting

Michele began ‘M’ Wine Education & Consulting in 2009 upon returning from a trip to France and Spain. Sharing her fifteen + years of acquired wine knowledge and introducing people to the world of wine is what ‘M’ loves to do. Michele has worked in Canada and the U.S. as a buyer and educator of wine and obtained numerous industry credentials. Drawing upon her expertise as an educator, global grape trotter and eternal student of wine, ‘M’ offers a series of fun, informative Classes and “Grape Escapes” that appeal to both the beginner and industry pro. Michele also provides consulting services and private event planning to wine establishments, enthusiasts and groups of all kinds. “Wine uncomplicated from grape to glass.” Cheers, Salud, Santé, Cin Cin! 'M'

ph. 858-442-2749
www.mwineeducation.com

Orange Coast Winery's Ocean Cellar

Orange Coast Winery's Ocean Cellar located in the beautiful coastal town of Corona del Mar will be hosting a variety of events for the wine enthusiast. Including Wine 101's hosted by their Manager and Certified Sommelier Nat Bandel. Other events include wine and comedy, art and wine, Words with wine etc.. Please visit us and enjoy your experience at Orange Coast Winery's newest location.

3734 East Coast Highway
Corona del Mar, CA
ph. 949-877-0336
www.orangecoastwinery.com

Don Lahey - The International Wine of the Month Club

Don Lahey's career in the wine industry spans over 30 years as an importer, author, consultant, and educator. He leads the tasting panel that selects our wines each month. From the start, Don Lahey has been the most instrumental person in the creation and implementation of our wine selection process. He does an exceptional job for us and we're very proud that he's a part of our team.

P.O. Box 1627
Lake Forest, CA
ph. 800-625-8238
www.winemonthclub.com/don-lahey/

Wine Educator and Certified Sommelier

Bringing the wine world to where it should be, down to a level for enjoyment. Being a CSW, a member of the International Sommelier Guild and a certified W.I.N.O. which stands for wine is not ostentatious, we bring the wine down home

16635 Pacific Coast Hwy
sunset beach, CA
ph. 562-592-3167
www.brix4wine.com

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