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I moved to NYC when I was 19, and immediately began working full-time on my BA while working at Gotham Wines & Liquors.  Within a few months, I went from stocking shelves to being a buying agent.  I quickly took on more responsibility, where my marketing, sales and business talents helped me to eventually run the store as Director of Operations.

During my career, I have run many formal wine tastings - including selecting, pairing and presenting wines and other alcoholic beverages to many organizations. Topics have ranged from Rare Boutique Wines from Around the World to Wine & Chocolate to Great Wines Paired with Authentic Ethnic Foods.

My creative sensibilities have helped to start many wine trends.  I helped initiate local interest in lesser known varietals and producers. Often been quoted in the Wine Spectator, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wine and Spirits, Beverage Media, Food & Wine, for my recommendations.  

Certified Sommelier

Sake Sommelier

Wine Educator

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Domaine la Montagnette 2007 Cote du rhone village

Blend of Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Great dark fruit, plum blackberries black cherries, violet, tar. Nice tannins on the palate. Big red needs food.

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