New York City - Wine Education and Schools
This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around New York City.
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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.
Ron Kapon- The Peripatetic Oenophile
Ron Kapon is a Professor at the International School of Hospitality Management at Fairleigh Dickinson University & has taught their wine & spirit courses for 18 years. He has established the Ron Kapon Wine Library at FDU with a donation of over 4,000 books, magazines and articles. He also teaches the wine class at Hudson County Community College Culinary Center in Jersey City.
Ron Kapon is the co-author and co-producer of the FDU/NYTimes On-Line Wine Course.
230 West 79 St- #42N
ph. (212) 799-6311
Kevin Zraly's Wine School
Wine Author and Educator
Kevin Zraly has built an impressive wine and restaurant career over the past four decades. He was the Wine Director of Windows on the World Restaurant atop One World Trade Center from 1976 – 2001. He is the founder and instructor of the Windows on the World Wine School that has graduated over 20,000 students to date. Kevin is the author of six books, including the largest selling wine book in the United States, Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course, (4 million copies) and his newest book, Red Wine which won the 2017 Gourmand Award in the U.S. Kevin was the recipient of the 2011 James Beard Lifetime Achievement Award and is a member of the Board of Trustees at the Culinary Institute of America since 1990. He is also the recipient of the James Beard Award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year in 1993, the Wine Literary Award in 2006, and the European Wine Council Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002. Kevin teaches Advanced Wine Classes and Master Wine Classes at Sherry-Lehmann Wines & Spirits in New York City and Introductory Wine Classes at the Marriott Marquis Hotel, NYC.
55 Elting Ave.
New Paltz, NY
NYC wine company
After making wine in France, Hungary, and California, Andrew Harwood opened his school in 2002 to help people learn what they like, and more importantly....why they like it. You will learn wine fundamentals while also discovering your own palate. Best of all, you'll be able to employ this knowledge as a powerful tool when shopping for wine, deciphering labels, or introducing new wines to yourself & others. Classes are offered year-round in our dedicated wine loft. And...classes are a good tim
167 West 23rd Street
New York, NY
NTS Wine Tasting LLC
Stefani's NTS Wine Tasting LLC is a one-stop wine event company. We craft custom, fun and informative wine tastings, dinners & social events in casual or formal settings. It's wine tasting without the attitude!
Wine & food pairing is our specialty. With interactive education and events, we empower wine enthusiast with tools to decipher the nuances of varietals and blends from global growing regions - and how to pair with fare. Cheers!
173 West 78th Street, #7C
New York, NY
The Life Stylings of Charles Springfield, Inc. (Wine Division)
Charles Springfield hosts private at-home and corporate wine tasting events. He uses his personal style and wine knowledge to help wine lovers get in touch with their own individual palate to understand what wines will best fit his or her wine style and life events. The wine experience is not about Charles. It’s about YOU. Whatever your interest or need is when it comes to wine, Charles will customize it for you. He is certified by The Sommelier Society of America based in New York City.
New York Wine Guy
Mark D Smith (New York Wine Guy) provides wine education and events as part of his "Personal Sommelier Service", with classes and tastings ranging from introduction to wine tasting, and key wine regions, to deeper dives into specific regions.
Private classes are held in clients own homes, usually for up to eight people, with six wines typically tasted. Corporate wine tasting classes and events can be in offices, event spaces, realtor's open houses, art galleries, etc., with bespoke selections.