Chicago-Northeast Illinois - Wine Education and Schools
This is a list with links to various Wine Education and Schools in and around Chicago-Northeast Illinois.
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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.
Dany invites you to discover and appreciate wines using the Sensory Method developed by the London-based certification authority Wine & Spirit Education Trust.
This systematic approach to tasting provides a structured way to generate a complete description of the wine. It suggests a common vocabulary that can be used to communicate your perceptions. The first part is purely objective -- how the wine presents itself to your eyes, nose, and palate. The second part teaches you to draw conclusions.
Vino di Savino
Vino di Savino is a wine education and wine tasting business that brings the world of wine to your doorstep. We customize all of our events and tailor the wines to your interest and flavor profile. We are not aligned with any specific winery so we can offer wines from anywhere as long as they are distributed locally, and there is no pressure to buy any wine. We can let you know where we procured the wines if you really like them. Please call us for a free consultation and price quote.