DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers now offers sommelier (i.e. wine expert) and wine educators for our nonprofit client special event fundraisers. Sommeliers educators wine are professional wine experts who possess in depth knowledge and expertise about wine and oenology (i.e. wine appreciation and wine collecting). Sommeliers are also involved in areas such as wine education, wine consultant services, wine storage, wine appraisal, wine cellar management, proper wine service, hospitality service, wine and food pairings, viticulture, and enology. Wine educators and sommelier services are an essential aspect to the success of any charity wine auction.
Tom DiNardo is an fundraising auctioneer and certified sommelier with the International Sommeliers Guild. Tom previously worked in the wine industry in both California and Washington, and he is the only fundraising auctioneer currently in the United States who has earned his sommelier diploma credential. He written freelance wine articles for Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, and Sante magazines. Mr. DiNardo is also a contract auctioneer for ERI wine auction gallery in Chicago, where he has attained five world records to his credit for the price of wine achieved in live auction. Tom DiNardo is a registered master appraiser who specializes in wine appraisal. Watch our charity auction videos to learn more about our record setting benefit auctions.
Mr. DiNardo has provided wine consultant and wine education services to wine industry professionals, businesses, wine and spirits distributors, private individuals, insurance companies, and non-profit organizations alike. Tom is a “Founding Commandeur” of the Seattle Commanderie de Bordeaux. He has sat on expert wine panels as an educator he has been a wine judge for many international wine competitions such as the Indianapolis International Wine Competition, West Coast Wine Competition, California State Fair Wine Competition, and the Seattle Wine Awards to name a few. Sommelier Tom DiNardo has lead large groups through organized wine tastings. Tom also performs certified spirits & wine appraisals for insurance companies and law firms. If your organization is seeking to create a stellar wine event, wine festival, wine tasting, or charity wine auction, then you will want to secure the adept sommelier and wine educator. The wine expert Tom DiNardo is perhaps better known by his online wine personality The Wine Zealot.