San Diego - Wine Education and Schools

This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around San Diego.
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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
WineryandWineAppraisals.com

Smallgoods American Cheese & Provisions

Smallgoods Cheese & Provisions is operated by American Cheese Society Certified Cheese Professional, Jenny Eastwood, and her husband, Mike. As a "CCP" Jenny provides ongoing authentic, fun and informative cheese education and pairing classes throughout San Diego. Clients include: wine, beer and event industry partnership (Partial list: LJ Crafted Wines,The Flight Path, The Rose Wine Bar, Mission, Council & Coronado Brewing, White Labs andThe Grill at Torrey Pines Lodge.
7486 La Jolla Blvd, 556
La Jolla, CA
ph. 9177835747
smallgoodsusa.com

San Diego State University

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.
ph. 619 594-3946
neverstoplearning.net/wine

Curds and Wine, LLC

San Diego's Wine and Cheese Making Experience - Learn to make your OWN wine and cheese at Curds and Wine! Come in any time of year to make wine on site, we walk you through the process one-on-one and after 5-8 weeks you take home 2 1/2 cases of wine, complete with personalized labels! We also offer cheesemaking supplies for you to make your own cheese at home.
7194 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA
ph. 858-384-6566
www.curdsandwine.com

Wine with Words (Sommelier)

With six years working with wine as a Sommelier some would assume I have all the skills needed to be an expert in wine... the only thing missing, someone who wants to learn about wine with words. Let me help you, learn about the world of wine the way you never had the chance to.
2404 Altista Way
Carlsbad, CA
ph. (619)985-8279
www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-e-holland-cs-54264762

Veritas Consultants

Fun, fabulous wine events & education curated by Sommelier & Owner Meghan Vergara. With over 15 years of experience in the wine education business and a joy for wine like no other, you are sure to have a wonderful and educational event with Ms. Vergara of Veritas Consultants!
ph. 707-235-2471
www.veritasconsultant.com

SD Wine and Whiskey Concierge

Do you love a good wine or enjoy spirits such as whiskey and tequila, but want to know more? Broaden your horizons with instruction by our wine professionals in San Diego, CA. We educate groups about the various wines and spirits of the world. Learn to discuss and order with confidence through training from SD Wine & Whiskey Concierge. Our classes are engaging, fast and most importantly...fun!
1155 Camino Del Mar, Suite 459
Del Mar, CA
ph. 650.250.1983
www.SDWineConcierge.com