For over thirty years wine expert Tom DiNardo has worked in the wine industry. He has held many positions from “Cellar Rat” (winery helper) to positions such as spirits & wine sales representative and Category Manager for a national spirits & wine retailer. As Tom’s career evolved, he later added the craft and skill set of auctioneer to his dossier of client-focused services, and today he regarded as one the country’s top charity wine auctioneers and wine appraisers.
Tom DiNardo’s passion for oenology (the joy of wine and wine collecting) grew, and he later had contributed articles as a freelance writer to online journals, The Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, and many other respected wine magazines. Eventually he completed his master’s degree in wine & spirits and in 2007 earned his diploma and became a fully certified sommelier. Tom has worked with many insurance companies as a highly qualified spirits & wine investigator and consultant. He has also participated as a wine detective and counterfeit wine identification specialist in a few multi-million dollar litigation cases. As a Daubert qualified expert witness, Tom DiNardo has provided expert testimony in assisting insurance companies, law firms, regulatory agencies, and people involved in fine and rare wine litigation proceedings.
Today Tom teaches people about wine education, and as an accomplished wine educator he loves to discuss wine tasting, wine buying, and the joys of wine collecting and drinking great spirits and wine. Tom DiNardo is perhaps best known for his online wine educator personality – The Wine Zealot. The videos below cover a number of topics from wine making, wine tasting, wine education, wine competitions, and of course wine appraisals and the meticulous work of wine appraisers. Thanks to OrigiNative Films, you can watch Winery & Wine Appraisals videos below and see Tom DiNardo in action.