Wine Education

Wine Education Provided by Expert Wine Educators

The outstanding wine education staff of Winery & Wine Appraisals not only provides our clients with professional winery appraisals and wine appraisals, but our firm now provides your business, charity events, or social gatherings with wine educators, sommeliers, and consulting wine experts. The following spirits & wines experts and wine education services are offered.

Wine Educators:

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A casual wine education seminar and wine tasting.

Whether for business or pleasure, our wine educators will create a custom-tailored wine education program to meet your professional, business, and or personal requirements. Our wine educator staff will create a formal wine seminars for your business and professional wine enjoyment purposes. We also create less formal wine classes for occasions such as continuing education seminars, corporate functions, networking events, social gatherings, and personal party events that meet all of our customer’s needs. Tom DiNardo is our senior wine education expert.

Expert Witness Services:

Winery & Wine Appraisals provides expert witness and consulting expert services for legal matters.


English pronunciation [suhm-uh l-yey; Fr. saw-muh-lyey]. Definition – A sommelier (wine steward) is an extremely knowledgeable and highly trained wine professional who typically works in fine dining establishments. Historically, sommeliers in fact are the first formal wine educators to have formally taught people about spirits & wines. The sommelier specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food matching. In today’s business world the role of the sommelier continues to evolve. Please read more about our sommeliers service program.

Wine Fraud Investigators & Counterfeit Wine Identification:

The wine world today has experienced a proliferation of wine fraud involving counterfeit wines. Certified sommelier and appraiser Tom DiNardo is a recognized counterfeit wine identification specialist and wine fraud investigator. He is also a member of the Association of International Special Investigations Units and works with many insurance company Special Investigations Units (SIU) in resolving fraudulent insurance claims.

Wine Education Seminars & Keynote Speakers:

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Wine educators and sommeliers celebrate with fellow wine expert Tom DiNardo.

Our sommeliers, wine educators, and spirits & wine appraisers have appeared as keynote speakers at a number of public events in which people may seek to know more about wine education, wine collecting and oenology (i.e. wine appreciation). Our expert wine education staff have lectured on topics that pertain to spirits & wines, wine appraisals, winery trends, spirits & wine retail marketing trends, counterfeit wines, wine fraud, and spirits & wine broker services.  Other topics include brewery, distillery and winery insurance claims and liability issues, cause and origin investigations, scope of damage evaluations, appraisal reviews, and the role of the consulting wine expert and Daubert Qualified expert witness.

Companies and professional groups seeking our wine educators and wine appraisers as keynote speakers have included insurance executives, lawyers, bankers, government officials, real estate appraisers, certified public accountants, oenologists, casual wine groups, and spirits & wine clubs. We have also provided seminars to wine makers, viticulturists, wine collectors, nonprofits, and other interested community groups. Winery & Wine Appraisals educates our clients to better meet the project demands of their customers and clients.