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Michael Anthony Cheatham

UC Davis. San Diego, CA. Intoduction to Wine Making for Distance Learners (A-)
San Diego State University. San Diego, CA. Graduate-Business of Wine Professional Certificate Program
Society of Wine Educators . Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)
Court of Master Sommeliers . Level 1 Introductory Sommelier Certificate
Wine Academy of Spain. Spanish Wine Educator
Center For Wine Origins. Certified & Accredited by the CIVC and the IVDP
Society of Wine Educators . Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS)
Society of Wine Educators . Hospitality/Beverage Specialist Certificate
Cicerone Certification Program. CBS (Certified Beer Server)
J. Pillar Winery. Jamul, CA. Crush Help
Anderson Vineyards 2008 Harvest. Santa Rosa Plateau, CA. Picker
SDSU -Business of Wine Program. San Diego, CA. Current Advisory Board Member
SD Bay Wine & Food Festival for Grand Central Marketing. San Diego, CA. 2008 Educator/Pourer for Mondavi Discover Wine Pavillion
American Wine Society. San Diego, CA. Past Chapter VP
The Curious Fork. Solana Beach, CA. Wine Consultant
Sorrento Pacific Financial. San Diego, CA. Wine Consultant
CUSO Financial Services, LP. San Diego, CA. Wine Consultant
Wine and Food Pairing
Wine Educator
Wine Writer
Regional Expertise: Spain
Regional Expertise: France
Regional Expertise: California
Regional Expertise: Oregon
Wine List Creation
Guild of Sommeliers
Society of Wine Educators
Wine Scholar Guild
Wine Century Club
“Before Michael, I knew I liked wine. It could be red or white it didn’t matter that much. After Michael, I learned how to LOVE and really appreciate good wine. With all of his knowledge and many certificates of accomplishment he could easily qualify as a wine snob but he’s absolutely NOT one and that’s major among his many great qualities. He’s always generous with his knowledge and considerate of your pocketbook. In other words…you don’t have to spend $40.00 to have a really good bottle of wine” - Denise S., Murrieta, CA

"I have attended multiple private functions and company parties where Michael has supplied both his extensive knowledge of numerous varietals of wine as well as his expertise in pairing his wine choices with the food being served at the occasion. Each time I have left knowing a little bit more about wine and also with high quality wines that I needed to add to my cellar. I would highly recommend Michael for any of the services he provides because you are guaranteed to be highly impressed and satisfied with your experience” - Jessica, S., La Jolla, CA

"Over the years Michael has helped me with wine recommendations for numerous conference dinners, corporate meetings and marketing functions. His wine choices are always perfect and under budget as well" - Brandy B., San Diego, CA

"It's easy to be intimidated by the hundreds of wine growing regions and varietals, and especially by people who lord their expertise over others. Michael, however, focuses on the joy of exploring the wine world. Drink what you like! He doesn't "teach". He "shares"... his experiences, his knowledge, and especially his belief that tasting and learning about wine should be fun" - Kimber H., Jamul, CA

Michael Anthony Cheatham
Michael Anthony Cheatham
Jurupa Valley, CA
United States

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