About Tom DiNardo

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The Wine Zealot


Tom DiNardo - the Wine Zealot.

Sommelier * Wine Educator * Appraiser * Auctioneer

Public Speaker


Tom DiNardo is a true Renaissance Man. He has worked in the wine industry in both California and Washington. With a reverence for the grape, Tom continues his passionate pursuit today as a wine consultant and wine educator who teaches others about oenology and wine collecting. Tom DiNardo is a sommelier diplomate with the International Sommelier Guild, a Founding Commandeur of the Seattle Chapter of the Commanderie de Bordeaux, and also a member of the Society of Wine Educators. He is a freelance writer for Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, and Santé magazines, and also a regular contributor to WineSquire.com.


Tom is a featured auctioneer for Chicago based ERI wine auction gallery, and he has sold some of the finest and rarest wines from around the world. Mr. DiNardo is also a certified master appraiser (ISA-AM & MPPA) and the founder of WineryandWineAppraisals.com. Through these unique experiences, Tom has gained invaluable knowledge about the wine industry.


Prior to his wine immersion experience, Tom DiNardo founded DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers in 1993. A true entrepreneur and veteran charity auctioneer, Mr. DiNardo now had a unique opportunity to marry both his passion for wine and fund-raising auctions together in pioneering what is today one of the most exciting and newly emerging trends: charity wine auctions. Since its founding, DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers has achieved an outstanding reputation for fund-raising, record setting benefit auction revenues (5 world records), and client satisfaction. Please visit Tom's Auction Calendar.


Tom has been a featured auctioneer on TLC's "Wrecks to Riches" television program, and he has worked with luminaries such as Jay Leno, baseball legend Yogi Berra, and Chef Tyler Florence. DiNardo & Lord Auctioneers is ranked as one of the “Top 4 fundraising auction firms in the nation", and Tom DiNardo has been referred to as "One of the nation’s preeminent charity wine auctioneers.” His biography may also be found in Who's Who in America.


Tom welcomes the opportunity to serve you and your organization as an educator or as a keynote speaker.

Call (888) 503-0828 or email Tom through his websites.

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