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Lindsay Pomeroy MW

Lindsay Pomeroy MW

Became an MW 2018

Based in United States

Languages English


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, a wine education school that provides WSET and French Wine Scholar (FWS) courses. Leading up to the MW study programme, Lindsay successfully earned her WSET Diploma, FWS certificate and Certified Wine Educator (CWE). Outside of wine, Lindsay loves to spend time with her colourful family and friends, go rollerblading, meditate, and sport a fanny pack, which she claims is fashionable again.

Industry sector(s): Consultant, Educator, Journalism, Project management, Viticulture, Wine judge, Wine tourism, Winemaking

Wine styles: Fortified wines, Madeira, Port, Sherry, Sweet wines

Wine region expertise: Austria, Bordeaux, California, Germany, Hawke's Bay, Mosel, Rioja, USA

Market expertise: North America, Spain

Specialisms: Factors affecting grape growing, Production of sparkling wines, Production of fortified wines, Elevage / maturation, Branding, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Wine tourism