Northern Virginia - Wine Education and Schools
This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Northern Virginia.
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Capital Wine School
The Capital Wine School was founded by Jay Youmans, MW with the vision of offering the highest quality wine education and tasting instruction available in the Washington, DC area.
Our classes, courses, and events are fun and unpretentious, yet offer the depth of knowledge and insight sought by those wanting to learn more about wine. We will not simply teach you about wine, we will help you understand why wines differ and how to describe these differences.
We offer the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Courses: WSET Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4; Wine Scholar Guild: French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Scholar, and Spanish Wine Scholar. In addition, we hold wine tastings and classes on the world's most important grapes, regions, and styles
5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW - Suite #7
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.
Capital Wine School
The Capital Wine School offers courses and tastings for every level of wine enthusiast or wine professional.
We are an Approved Program Provider for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust - WSET. We offer classes and courses for Level I, Level ll, Level III, and Level IV Diploma.
In addition we offer classes on all major varietals and wine producing regions throughout the world. Please check the calendar for upcoming classes and courses at Capital Wine School.
5207 Wisconsin Avenue NW - Suites 7 & 8
District of Columbia, Washington, DC