Bill Nesto

Profile

Bill Nesto holds the prestigious Master of Wine certification awarded by the London-based Institute of Masters of Wine. His prior experience in the wine world includes serving as an award-winning sommelier at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston, wine director of a food and wine festival, managing director of an Italian wine-tour company, and wine journalist for several publications—including Massachusetts Beverage Business and Gastronomica. Bill also is a frequent guest lecturer and judge at international wine competitions. Bill and his wife, Frances Di Savino, authored The World of Sicilian Wine (University of California Press), which won the 2013 Andrè Simon Book Award, and more recently Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine (University of California Press, September 2016).

Courses Taught

Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Winemaking, with Bill Nesto MW and Jacquelyn Groeper CSWPresenterSep 8, 2018 - 9:00 am
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 6, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 5, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 4, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Survey of the Wines of Tuscany, with Bill Nesto, MWPresenterMay 24, 2018 - 5:30 pm
Wine Level 1: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 23, 2018 - 6:00 pm
California's Frontier Wines, with Bill Nesto, MWPresenterFeb 23, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 24, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 23, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterJan 22, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 18, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Orange is the New White, with Bill Nesto, MWPresenterNov 10, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 11, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Winemaking, with Bill Nesto MW and Jacquelyn Groeper CSWPresenterSep 9, 2017 - 9:00 am
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 7, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 6, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 5, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Survey of Italian Wine, with Bill NestoPresenterMay 23, 2017 - 5:30 pm
Winemaking Information Session, with Bill Nesto and Jacquelyn GroeperPresenterApr 21, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Chablis: The Essential Fringe, with Bill Nesto, MWPresenterMar 31, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 25, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 24, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterJan 23, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 19, 2017 - 6:00 pm
Chianti Classico: The Search for Tuscany's Noblest Wine, with Bill Nesto, MW, and Frances Di SavinoPresenterOct 14, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 12, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Winemaking, with Bill Nesto MW and Jacquelyn Groeper CSWPresenterSep 10, 2016 - 9:00 am
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 7, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 6, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 24, 2016 - 5:30 pm
Wine Level 1: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 23, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Amarone and Recioto della Valpolicella: Powerfully Dry and Unctuously Sweet, with Bill Nesto PresenterMay 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Red Winemaking Information Session, with Bill Nesto and Jacquelyn GroeperPresenterApr 1, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterJan 25, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 21, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 20, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 19, 2016 - 6:00 pm
Taste the Terroir of Chianti ClassicoPresenterOct 1, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 14, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 8, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 3, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 2, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterJun 1, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 19, 2015 - 5:30 pm
Vin Santo: Taste-Traveling Back to the Italian Renaissance, with Bill NestoPresenterApr 17, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterFeb 23, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 22, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 21, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 20, 2015 - 6:00 pm
Introduction to Wine Making with William Nesto, MWPresenterSep 13, 2014 - 9:00 am
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 8, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 4, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 3, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 2, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 21, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 20, 2014 - 5:30 pm
Wines of Etna, with Bill NestoPresenterJan 30, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterJan 27, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 21, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 16, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 15, 2014 - 6:00 pm
Introduction to Wine Making with William Nesto, MWPresenterSep 14, 2013 - 9:00 am
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 9, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 5, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 4, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 3, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 22, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 21, 2013 - 5:30 pm
"The World of Sicilian Wine", with Bill Nesto, MW, and Frances Di SavinoPresenterMay 7, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterJan 28, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 22, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Celebrating Pinot Noir Wines, with Bill Nesto, MWPresenterJan 18, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Celebrating Pinot Noir Wines, with Bill Nesto, MWPresenterJan 18, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 17, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 16, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 10, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Introduction to Wine Making with William Nesto, MWPresenterSep 8, 2012 - 9:00 am
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 6, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 5, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 4, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 23, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 22, 2012 - 5:30 pm
Artisanal Italy: Is Small Beautiful or "Barnyard?"PresenterMay 4, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterJan 23, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2 SECTION B: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 19, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 19, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 18, 2012 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 17, 2012 - 6:00 pm
The Many Faces of Sangiovese in Tuscany with Bill NestoPresenterNov 11, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 12, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 8, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2 SECTION B: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 8, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 7, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 6, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 25, 2011 - 5:30 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 24, 2011 - 5:30 pm
Artisanal French Wine: Is Small Beautiful or "Barnyard?": The SouthPresenterMay 7, 2011 - 9:00 am
Artisanal French Wine: Is Small Beautiful or "Barnyard?": The MiddlePresenterApr 30, 2011 - 9:00 am
Artisanal French Wine: Is Small Beautiful or "Barnyard?": The NorthPresenterApr 23, 2011 - 9:00 am
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterJan 24, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 20, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 19, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 18, 2011 - 6:00 pm
Bordeux Superieur: Wines of Quality and Value with Unique StoriesPresenterNov 4, 2010 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 18, 2010 - 5:30 pm
Wine Down Under: Australia with Bill NestoPresenterApr 23, 2010 - 6:00 pm
Bordeaux Reds: Terroir, Grapes, CulturePresenterFeb 27, 2010 - 10:00 am
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 19, 2010 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 14, 2010 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 13, 2010 - 6:00 pm
New Rioja: Bill Nesto, M.W. presents bold wines within Rioja traditionPresenterDec 14, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Austrian Wine: West meets EastPresenterOct 30, 2009 - 7:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 14, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 8, 2009 - 6:00 pm
An Odyssey of Flavor with Bill Nesto and Nelson CognacPresenterSep 7, 2009 - 2:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 3, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 2, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 18, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Natural Cuisine and Natural Wine with Bill Nesto and Victor BeguinPresenterMay 1, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Bordeaux with Bill NestoPresenterMar 14, 2009 - 9:00 am
Nesto's NebbiolosPresenterFeb 27, 2009 - 7:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterJan 26, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Explore New Zealand Wine with Bill NestoPresenterJan 23, 2009 - 7:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterJan 22, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterJan 21, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterJan 20, 2009 - 6:00 pm
Deliciously Rotten: Botrytis Wines with Blue CheesePresenterNov 14, 2008 - 7:00 pm
Understanding Tuscan Wine: Tradition and InnovationPresenterNov 1, 2008 - 9:00 am
Civilizing the Savages: Pairing Wild Foods with SauvignonPresenterOct 17, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterOct 6, 2008 - 6:00 pm
The Great Italian-American Challenge: Robert MondaviPresenterSep 25, 2008 - 6:30 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 10, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 9, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 4, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: SUMMER SESSIONPresenterMay 27, 2008 - 6:00 pm
The Dark Side of Champagne: Blanc de Noir with Bill NestoPresenterApr 25, 2008 - 7:00 pm
Varietal Wine, Varietal Chocolate with Bill NestoPresenterApr 18, 2008 - 7:00 pm
Bordeaux Wine Course: Left Bank, Right BankPresenterMar 8, 2008 - 9:00 am
A Taste of SicilyPresenterFeb 23, 2008 - 9:00 am
Pre-Wine Expo Seminar: CHOCOLATE & WINEPresenterFeb 8, 2008 - 2:00 pm
Pre-Wine Expo Seminar: BIODYNAMIC & ORGANICPresenterFeb 8, 2008 - 10:00 am
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterFeb 7, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterFeb 6, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterFeb 5, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterFeb 4, 2008 - 6:00 pm
An Odyssey of Flavor with Bill Nesto and Nelson CognacPresenterDec 10, 2007 - 6:00 pm
A Master Class with the Masters: Champagne and Sparkling WinePresenterDec 8, 2007 - 9:00 am
A Rose' for All Seasons with Bill NestoPresenterOct 19, 2007 - 7:00 pm
Wine Level 1: Fundamentals of Wine - An IntroductionPresenterSep 24, 2007 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 4: The Wine Trade - Global, National, and Local PerspectivesPresenterSep 20, 2007 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 3: Mastering Wine - Skill DevelopmentPresenterSep 19, 2007 - 6:00 pm
Wine Level 2: A Comprehensive Survey of WinePresenterSep 18, 2007 - 6:00 pm
A Master Class with the Masters: World of Pinot Noir, a Two-Day ImmersionPresenterJun 30, 2007 - 9:00 am