Jim Santangelo

Wine Academy of Utah

James Santangelo celebrates his 25th year in the hospitality business and is the owner of the Wine Academy of Utah, a company tailored for both wine and spirit enthusiasts and professionals. His organization provides: education and training to restaurant professionals,  numerous wine events to the community, and also offers certified wine courses recognized internationally.

The Wine Academy of Utah is an approved program provider for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET), an educational track which leads the path in pursuit towards becoming a Master in Wine and Spirits.

James has received much recognition for his work in the industry including: City Weekly Best Booze Guy (2013), Salt Lake Magazine Dining Awards “Best Wine Educator” (2012), and ranging back to the Utah’s “Best Server” (2010).

Currently, James has a radio show called Twisted Cork Radio that can be heard on KKAT 860 AM both Saturday and Sunday’s at 10 am and on podcast at TwistedCorkRadio.com


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