Chicago-Northeast Illinois - Wine Education and Schools

This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Chicago-Northeast Illinois.
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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

Amusée, Sommelier Leslee D. Miller

Leslee Miller is a Certified Sommelier, dually appointed and graduate of both the International Sommelier Guild and the Court of Master Sommeliers. Her energizing personality, passion & impressive array of knowledge for the wine & food industry make her your 'go to' wine gal. Leslee returned to her Midwestern roots almost 13yrs ago after spending years on the west coast working as managing director to Oregon’s Archery Summit Winery along with acting member to the board of directors for Pine Ridge Winery of Napa. Her business, Amusée, provides all things wine from winery/restaurant/retail consultation, in home & commercial cellar mgmt, in home & corporate wine tasting events & public food/wine education classes. Positioned as a leading wine educator/event director nationwide for a number of Fortune 500 Companies, her business motto is ‘Have Wine, Will Travel’. Featured as a regular wine columnist for a variety of national magazines, including lead spokesperson, television & radio positions across the globe, her life around wine is never ending & always entertaining. Leslee is refreshing, engaging and approachable. She makes wine ‘drinkable’ for all levels of enthusiasts!
P.O. Box 583242
Minneapolis, MN
ph. 612.655.4839

Vino di Savino

Vino di Savino is passionate about wine and passionate about sharing our knowledge with you! We bring the world of wines to your doorstep by organizing private wine tastings and educational wine sessions in the comfort of your own home, place of business or anywhere you want! We customize all of our events to meet your needs and interests and can recommend food pairings and bring wines, materials, and glassware. Call us for pricing and availability.
ph. 312 560 5747