Instructor: TQU: Tequila University

Luciano Sperduto

B.A.R. Certified, Certified Sommelier/Asst Director of Food & Beverage

Luciano Sperduto, Assistant Director of Food & Beverage at the WDW Swan & Dolphin Hotel, grew up in an Italian household strong in tradition. As a child, Luciano spent early fall making wine with his parents and grandparents, and has had a strong passion for wine ever since. 

He became certified as a Sommelier in 2003 and Beverage Alcohol Certified in 2007 (the equivalent of a sommelier for spirits). His appreciation for Riesling developed as he learned more about food and wine pairings. Luciano designed the Riesling, So sweet and So Dry seminar to expose the versatility of this grape and its' many styles. His goal is to break the mold of Riesling as being known only for its' sweet wines and more for the well-rounded, multifaceted grape that it is.

Food & Wine Classic 2012