Phoenix-Central AZ - Wine Education and Schools
This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Phoenix-Central AZ.
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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.
Have A Grape Time
Wine can be intimidating, but even a little knowledge will inspire people to try something new. My goal is to make it fun while expanding knowledge of the wonderful world of wine! I love to design and produce memorable and fun wine education events that add to people’s enjoyment and appreciation of wine. These are great for private parties or corporate groups. Generally, group sizes range from 8-30, but larger or smaller groups can also be accommodated. There are an almost unlimited number of topics that can be customized to be enjoyable for everyone from the wine novice to the enthusiast. Check out a few ideas on our website.
Here's a little info about me. I'm a credentialed CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine - Society of Wine Educators), and have also completed wine studies through several other well respected organizations, including University of California at Davis, Culinary Institute of America and San Francisco Wine School. I also frequently travel to wine regions throughout the USA and Europe (most recently, a few weeks in France and Spain). I am a former Silicon Valley executive and moved to Arizona in 2016 - loving it here!
ph. (480) 648-0414