Tampa-St. Petersburg - Wine Education and Schools

This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Tampa-St. Petersburg.
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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.
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Seattle, WA.
ph. 855-946-3825


Vino-tainment! Entertaining wine classes offered by Mike Maletta, Certified Sommelier. Enhance proper wine tasting techniques, (with my own unique added step), food & wine pairing, differences in varieties & their growing regions. Attention Event Planners Fun Wine & Spirits tastings conducted at various venues for 10 years. For the trade, efficient staff continuing education. Increase staff awareness. Increase customer satisfaction and profits. See our website for additional information.
ph. 954-591-4182