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.