Los Angeles - Wine Education and Schools
This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Los Angeles.
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Stephanie Baden-Savoir Wines
Savoir Wines was established in 2010 by Founder and Owner Stephanie Baden. Since then, as Certified Specialist in Wine &Professional Member of Society of Wine Educators -Stephanie Baden conducts private education and small group events - programs recognized by the ACFEF est 1929. Stephanie is a Wine Location Specialist accredited by the CIVC and the IVDP, certified to lead wine education seminars, tastings and dinners specific to Champagne and Port. In 2012, previously passing exam with essay,she was one of 125 people across the globe with this terroir driven certificate. For many years, Stephanie traveled for onsite visitations to the wineries "bodegas", businesses,etc.in South America. Currently, Stephanie is a French Scholar candidate,top scoring preliminary exams. Choose California and international fine wines with confidence at the various price levels. Identify the gout de terre in the bottle! Also, offering ladies private group Sherry tasting! To discuss your needs for a business event or private gathering, contact Stephanie at (213)880-5992
600 W 9th St. Ste. 709
Los Angeles, CA
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.
Sake School of America
SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA is an education and training center specializing in Sake, Shochu, and Japanese liquors, for Sake professionals and enthusiasts to expand their knowledge and to explore further enjoyment of the category.
SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA aims toward fostering higher appreciation and memorable drinking and dining experiences. We are fully committed to educating trade professionals and enthusiasts alike, to promote Sake in faraway countries at the same level of understanding and enjoyment as is in its homeland of Japan.
During the 1980s in Japan, Jizake, fine artisan Sake climbed to popularity as consumers discovered tantalizing flavors and aromas from microbrews crafted in remote breweries, some with legendary tales which date back centuries. When this best kept secret arrived in the US during the 1990s, Americans too were quickly enamored and charmed by “the novel Jizake”.
Nowadays, with a variety of specialized foods spanning from casual dining, to trendy Sushi bars, authentic Izakayas, and fancy Kaiseki, there’s a Jizake suitable for any dish. The world of Sake is a joyful exploration into Japanese culture, cuisine, and the brewing art, and it is our mission to spread this wonder of Japan to the people of the world.
SAKE SCHOOL OF AMERICA is endorsed by the Sake Service Institute International (SSI), the largest organization of sake sommelier certification in Japan & also by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
431 Crocker Street
Los Angeles, CA
Toshio Ueno, Master Sake Sommelier (SSI Japan Certification)
Certified Master Sake & Shochu Sommelier, Jizake Educator. Born in Japan where his family has grown Japanese wine grape, Koshu, for generations, Toshio grew up helping the business from a young age. Following his college education in the US and employment at an international trading company in Tokyo, Toshio joined Chateraise, a pastry and wine company as Director of Sales. There, he was put in charge of overseeing the personal wine collection of the company's president, which intrigued him to enter the world of wine stewardship and research. Toshio joined Mutual Trading Company in 2002, where he is Manger of the Business Development Department in marketing Japanese foods, Jizake, and Shochu to the mainstream American trade. With his passion and expertise in Jizake, Shochu, and Wine, Toshio aims to further promote Japanese food and Sake cultures to new, international audiences. He has hosted "The Science of Sake" VIP Sake Pairing , "Mystery of Sake" VIP Sake Investigation Lecture,"LA Sake Festival" Sake Education Class, and "Japanese Food Festival" Sake Seminar in 2009. Since 2010, he has been Vice President & Executive Instructor at Sake School of America.
431 Crocker Street
Los Angeles, CA
Royal Bartending School
A fantastic 40 hour course where you will learn hundreds of drink recipes, study bartending in theory and have hands on training in our bartending / lounge facility. After successfully completing this class, you will have become a certified mixologist! In addition to this certification, you also have the opportunity to attend the ABC LEAD training class and receive a certification card. So whether you are looking to change careers or just become the host with the most, come MIX with us!
181 West 2nd Street