Meet The Smarties


Lindsay Pomeroy grew up in an idyllic place in New Hampshire has an identical twin, an adorable niece and a very lively family. She began her career trek towards wine when she lived in Italy and attempted to teach English to Italians. She made lasting friends with Italians who taught her the art of espresso-drinking and chocolate-tasting (her other loves), and helped her develop an addiction to salami, which she has reluctantly given up as a newly minted vegetarian.


She loved Italy, but her passion for wine started in San Diego, California where she currently still resides. Historically more of a beach-and-beer town than a wine-drinker’s mecca, Lindsay has helped foster a community of knowledge-thirsty wine drinkers in San Diego throughout her 12-year tenure as the Chief Wine Educator and founder of Wine Smarties. Founded in 2006, The Wine Smarties is San Diego County’s first wine education company and Lindsay Pomeroy is the first and exclusive instructor for the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and French Wine Scholar (FWS) in San Diego and Temecula counties.

Lindsay Pomeroy

Leading up to becoming an MW, Lindsay successfully earned her WSET Diploma, FWS certificate and Certified Wine Educator (CWE). Outside of wine, Lindsay loves to spend time with her colorful family and friends, go rollerblading, meditate and is a Shirdi Sai Baba devotee.

Career Highlights

Master of Wine (MW) in 2018-Institute of Masters of Wine (MW)

Awarded Austrian Wine Marketing Board Outstanding Achievement Award for MW Exam-Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

Her MW Research paper: A study of water monitoring technology in drought affected counties of Santa Barbara, Paso Robles & San Diego.

WSET Diploma (AIWS) – Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET)

Wine Smarties Career Highlights

Certified Spanish Wine Educator – The Wine Academy of Spain

French Wine Scholar (FWS) Certified Instructor-French Wine Society

Directed Wine Spectator Award-Winning wine programs throughout San Diego.

Certified Wine Educator (CWE) – Society of Wine Educators

San Diego Magazine’s 2009, 2010 and 2011 finalist for ‘Women Who Move the City

Media Mentions

Congrats to Lindsay for winning the Bollinger Medal in Excellence in Tasting

Congratulations to Lindsay for Becoming a Master of Wine Masters of Wine (MW) Exam!

Read Lindsay’s Journey as to Becoming San Diego’s first Master of Wine Featured in the UT Union Tribune

Read Featured as Sommelier in Chef’s Roll Chef’s Roll Interview

Read Lindsay’s Opinion on Branding as seen in the Huffington Post

Listen to Lindsay discuss San Diego’s Wine Scene on NPR NPR Interview

Congratulations to Lindsay for being nominated as a finalist for the San Diego Magazine Women Who Move The City Award for 2009, 2010, and 2011

Here’s what NBC is saying about the WSET in San Diego (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) in San Diego

Read what NBC is saying about the WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) in San Diego

Read about Lindsay's Story to becoming an MW.

Wine Smarties Media Mentions

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