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Dane Kuta

Experienced and certified wine consultant looking to share knowledge and passion about wine. Let’s have some fun — my engaging and entertaining tastings will enrich and educate, and also rock the world of all levels of of wine connoisseurs!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Stanford Club of San Diego: Winetasting with Greg Martellotto, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Whammock! Reception Dinner at NCM: San Diego, CA
Mazévo Wine 101 Class: Leucadia, CA
Gator Bay Wine Event – The Judgment of Olivenhain: Olivenahain, CA
Cardiff 101 Mixer: Cardiff by the Sea, CA
New Children’s Museum Annual Benefit Gala: San Diego, CA
SommCon: San Diego, CA
SPOT (Saving Pets One at a Time): Benefit Wine Event, Oceanside, CA
Cardiff Greek Festival: Services & Consulting
Benefit for the International Music Festival of Esmeraldas, Ecuador: Services & Consulting
Boundless Regenerative Medicine Client Appreciation & Wine Tasting, Encinitas, CA: Sommelier Services & Consulting
iPalpiti Festival Preview Concert – Classical Recital hosted by Tricia Smith, Cardiff by the Sea, CA: Sommelier Services & Consulting
Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival, Del Mar, CA: Pouring for Double Bond Winery
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Napa Valley Wine Academy. Napa Valley, CA. Napa Valley Wine Expert
Italian Wine Central. Napa Valley, CA. Italian Wine Professional (IWP)
Court of Master Sommeliers . Level 2 Certified Sommelier
EXPERIENCE
SDSU World Campus, Osher Institute. San Diego, CA. Instructor
CSUSM Extended Studies OLLI. San Marcos, CA. Wine Educator
Mira Costa College. Cardiff by the Sea, CA. Instructor - Wine Appreciation
Consultant. Cardiff by the Sea. Sommelier
BY DANE KUTA
Wine Appreciation Class Workbook - A Tale of Two Wines: Old World vs. New World
Wine Appreciation Class Workbook - Italian Wine, Art, and Culture
Wine Appreciation Class Workbook - Wines From A Land Down Under
Wine Appreciation Class Workbook - Vive La France!
Wine Appreciation Class Workbook - I Love California Wine!
Wine Appreciation Class Workbook - Discovering Gems of the Wine World
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Wine Educator
Regional Expertise: Australia
Regional Expertise: Italy
Regional Expertise: California
Experienced and certified wine consultant looking to share knowledge and passion about wine. Let’s have some fun — my engaging and entertaining tastings will enrich and educate, and also rock the world of all levels of of wine connoisseurs!
GALLERY
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Court of Master Sommeliers
Italian Wine Central
Guild of Sommeliers
Online Wine Academy
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
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Dane Kuta
Dane Kuta
KutaSomm@gmail.com
760.277.5600
Cardiff by the Sea, CA
United States

Mira Costa College
Instructor - Wine Appreciation


Extensive travel, tasting, and exploration in the wine regions of: 

Australia
Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, Tasmania Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, McLaren Vale 

California
Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Monterey,  Paso Robles, Santa Barbara County, Temecula

France
Southern Rhone, Provence

Germany
Mosel, Baden 

Italy Chianti, Chianti Classico, Bolgheri, Brunello di Montalcino, Campania

NewYork
Finger Lakes 

New Zealand
Auckland, Waikato, Wairarapa 

Mexico
Valle de Guadalupe 

Oregon
McMinnville