The Wine Smarties

WSET Certification Course Wine Smarties is now enrolling students for the WSET San Diego and North County Wine Program. Classes start soon.

Operating as usual

Coming soon...Wine Smarties 2.0

Lindsay Pomeroy MW of Wine Smarties shares some food and wine pairing tips

Watch #LindsayPomeroyMW teach #Chef_Mikel of #chefsroll how to taste wine!

Lindsay Pomeroy MW of @Winesmarties and Chef @Mikel_Anthony of Chef's Roll get together for a wine and food pairing class featuring wines from the regions Ri...

Win a Trip to Spain

Paired up Chef Mikel Anthony of Chef's Roll who created a few fabulous dishes to pair with wines from Spanish wine regions Ribera y Rueda. Contact me for more pairing tips!
Contact me for more pairing tips!
#chefsrollroll #RiberayRueda #mikel_anthony #winesmarties #rollwithus #thewinesmarties A GLOBAL CULINARY COMMUNITY

MW induction 2018

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Somm's List

As stated on the website for the Court of Master Sommeliers on the difference between the MW and MS program, "The Court of Master Sommeliers’ approach is more hands on and practical whereas the Master of Wine program is more theoretical."

Do you agree or disagree? Discuss!

Somm's List

What do you think? Will 2018 bring more wine cans, kegs and how about cannabis/alcohol infusion drinks? What is your prediction for 2018?

Wine Classes - Learn About Wine Wine Classes, Learn Wine, Wine Education, Summer Riesling, Business of Wine, wine for dummies, wine for beginners, wine jobs, wine industry,

Wine Classes - Learn About Wine Wine Classes, Learn Wine, Wine Education, Summer Riesling, Business of Wine, wine for dummies, wine for beginners, wine jobs, wine industry,

[11/10/17]   I'm excited to announce that Wine Smarties has recently teamed up with Somm's List ( This is a very cutting edge wine community based platform that I will help grow. If you are a wine professional anywhere in the world, please fill out your FREE membership profile on Somm's List. This means that if you are a member on the list YOU will be invited to local competitions, events, classes, and ultimately job opportunities. It's truly an amazing (and free) platform for you to get noticed and be a part of something big! Go to to fill out your profile.

Wine Classes - Learn About Wine

Join me for Mastering Bordeaux-Blind Tasting

As San Diego’s offical Bordeaux Wine Ambassador I’m excited to present this class on Bordeaux. In it, you will improve your ability to differentiate different villages of Bordeaux. We will be tasting 8 wines: Pomerol, St. Emilion, Pauillac, Margaux, St. Julien, St. Estephe, Pessac-Leognan from the same vintage and quality levels (classed growths). We will iron out your markers for each region as we taste them blind. Cost is $95 per person.

Class is Located at Wine Sellar and Brasserie, 9550 Waples Street, Suite 115, San Diego, California, 92121.

Thursday, April 13th, 6:00-8pm
Sign up here: Wine Classes, Learn Wine, Wine Education, Summer Riesling, Business of Wine, wine for dummies, wine for beginners, wine jobs, wine industry,


Help me become a Master of Wine! I need 15 more survey completes to finish my paper! If you or someone you know owns or manages a vineyard in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Diego counties of any size and either does or does NOT monitor their water in it, please forward this survey!!! It will take 5-8 minutes tops!!! 021317-2.

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[03/21/17]   The next WSET Level 3 course starts April 9th. If you're serious about taking your abilities to the next level, reach out! Note, Level 3 is not for beginners.


Be my hero and help me with my Master of Wine research! In order to finish and pass I need 26 more completes for my survey on water monitoring in vineyards. If you or someone you know of grows/manages vineyards in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo or San Diego Counties will you forward on this quick 8 minute survey? 021317-2.

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PUNCH | The Wine Stories That Will Shape 2017 From talking truth about natural wine to worries over labor and immigration, Jon Bonné lays out the wine stories that will make a difference in 2017.

This Winemaker Wants You to Know Exactly Why a Bottle Costs $27

Thoughts? This article brings up a lot of interesting points relating to how consumers buy wines and the challenges that producers face entering a new product into the market. The article also has some entertaining quotables, LOL An Oregon vintner turns to price transparency on a pinot noir, side-stepping distributors.

Very interesting.

Lindsay Pomeroy | Chef's Roll Lindsay Pomeroy founder/owner of Wine Smarties in San Diego, CA, is currently one of the few women in the world to have undergone the Master of Wine Certification. With over 10+ years experience in studying wine, Lindsay talks to Chef’s Roll about her journey in the industry and wine trends we shoul...

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Bottling up a unique education

Made it in the UT!! Lindsay Pomeroy’s first job in the wine industry was in phone sales. It was a “horrible, boiler-room type of job” but the upside was that they’d open a bottle of wine at 2 p.m. every day, which led to an enjoyment in and fascination with wine. It captured her attention enough for her to settle on a…

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Sorting and optical sorting, Bordeaux

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Went to a Cooper today on Bordeaux. Here are the videos...all done by hand, WOW!!!

Cave tour at Marc Bredif, Vouvray. The white stuff is yeast!!!

I'm in Vouvray, the Loire Valley. Can you figure out which soil is which? Clay, Flint, limestone?

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Chavignol, Loire

Riesling class!!

Wine Classes - Learn About Wine

Join me next Wednesday, the 28th 6;30-8pm for a Wine 101 class: Learning the Language of Wine. Learn how to talk the wine talk: Wine Classes, Learn Wine, Wine Education, Summer Riesling, Business of Wine, wine for dummies, wine for beginners, wine jobs, wine industry,

Clipping from San Diego Union-Tribune - Metro

Today's challenge. ..finding non faulted wines, lol.

Judging wines at #sommelierchallenge. 60 down, 60 more to go.

Modern vs. Traditional Spain class for my corporate clients! Tasting note highlights:
1- Lopez de Heredia Bosconia Reserva 2004-
A complicated puzzle where the payoff is when you finish it.

2-Remelluri Gran Reserva 2009-
Powerful yet lithe

3-Pesquera Ribera del Duero 2012-
Earthy funk that blows off to a silky polished experience.

4- Dominio De Pingus Flor DE Pingus, Ribera del Duero 2012'
Beautiful and complex aromatics with enough flesh to cover its bones.

5- Palacios Finally Dofi Priorat 2013-
Blue fruits, garrigue and an anchor of oak tannins.

6-Clos Mogador Priorat 2013-
A wild beast that needs time to calm down. Super extracted, hint of va, packed with power. Not for the faint hearted.

Master Sommeliers have thicker brains - study - Decanter

My head just got bigger...hahaha. This is seriously so awesome!! Master Sommelier brains are thicker in the key memory and sensory areas, says a new study that compared Somms to 'normal' people...

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