The Wine Academy of Utah

The Wine Academy of Utah

270 E 100 S C Salt Lake City Utah USA


The Wine Academy of Utah is an approved program provider for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). The school also provides education and training to restaurants, hosts wine events, and offers on-site sommelier services for wine and spirits.

James Santangelo is the owner of the Wine Academy of Utah, a company tailored for both wine enthusiasts and professionals. James has received several accolades, including Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards “Best Wine Educator” in 2011. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Utah’s school for continuing education. In 2019, James teamed up with Kirsten Fox, owner of the Fox School of Wine, for a local radio show called “Twisted Cork Radio Show” that aired on weekend mornings.

I can credit the bulk of my wine knowledge to The Wine Academy of Utah’s Jimmy Santangelo, whom I was lucky enough to work with when he was sommelier at Cafe Trio back in the early aughts

Rebecca Ory Hernandez, Salt Lake CIty Weekly
The Wine Academy of Utah

Name: The Wine Academy of Utah

Description: A Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) affiliate school with some interesting one-off classes as well.

Price range: $45 - $925

Payment accepted: Credit Card

Currencies accepted: USD

Address: 270 E 100 S C, Salt Lake City, UT 84111

Telephone: (801) 486-9463

  • Accreditation
  • Sommelier Certification
  • Wine Trade Certification
  • Quality of Instruction
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