Napa Valley-Vallejo-Fairfield - Wine Education and Schools

This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Napa Valley-Vallejo-Fairfield.
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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

Wine Business Education

Introducing Wine Business Education, the new online learning platform featuring Master of Wine, Tim Hanni's Business of Wine course curriculum and proprietary financial calculators. The 8-Lesson certification course ( takes a deep dive into the BUSINESS of wine with videos, slide presentations, assignments, quizzes and 1-year access to the following suite of financial calculators: - Winery Cost of Goods - Wine Pricing Calculator - Vineyard P&L and Cash Flows - Tasting Room Profitability - Marketing, Sales and Portfolio Management - Blending Profitability Workbook At a high level you will gain in-depth knowledge of the following (Complete details here): - Financial and quality decisions - Options for Routes to Market - Supply and Value Chain - Market trends and data Use this opportunity to enhance your education and understanding of the wine business, get ahead in your career, or explore a side of wine you may not be aware of. And if you are a friend of Local Wine Events, save $50 off (reg $499) with code LWE50 when you sign up before May 31, 2020.

Napa Valley Wine Academy

Napa Valley Wine Academy is America’s Premier Wine School™ based in Napa Valley California and is proud to be an approved program provider of the internationally recognized WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) wine and spirit and Sommelier courses across the US. Our California-based school offers wine and spirit certification courses, and workshops that are ideal for both the enthusiast and wine and beverage industry professionals alike.
2501 Oak Street
Napa, CA
ph. 855-513-9738