The Wine Smarties

Wine Smarties Mission Statement

Wine Smarties are Certified wine professionals who promote thoughtful drinking – through wine education and consulting for the wine consumer and wine industry alike. They cater to the needs of many different wine lovers: from the aspiring aficionado just beginning to understand the joy and complexity of wine to the expert sommelier looking to expand their restaurant’s or personal cellar’s wine selections.  

Wine Smarties History

2006 Wine Smarties was founded in San Diego, CA

Wine Smarties History

2009 Wine Smarties started teaching WSET certification courses

2013 WSET Level 4 Diploma

Wine Smarties History

2015 Wine Smarties starts to offer the French Wine Scholar Certification

2018 Wine Smarties’ founder Lindsay Pomeroy finally finishes the grueing Master of Wine program ​

Wine Smarties History

Today COVID Hits

Our educational wine events are and always have been tailored to your or your companies needs. From small intimate wine parties to corporate team-building events, we can help you plan and execute it so that you can relax and enjoy. The wine tasting classes and Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and French Wine Scholar wine certification courses will help you unmask the beauty and complexity of this elusive and evolving elixir.


Lindsay Pomeroy, Owner

Wine is what we do and we do it well.

Here are some reasons for you to contact us!

We are detailed, professional, fun, and experienced

We are certified to be smarter than you at wine

We are experienced as educators and in the food and beverage industry

We are the first and only company of this kind in San Diego

We are so flexible we can bend over backwards to meet your needs

We will make your event easy for you and memorable for all

We will teach you things you can actually use

We can improve your sales, service, and/or palate

We can update your wine cellar and help you keep it that way

We love what we do

Wine Smarties


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