Is a multi-faceted wine professional with over 10 years of industry experience. She moved to New York City in 2002, where she was exposed to the highest quality of food and wine education under the direction of Mario Batali.
After three years, she went on to explore marketing and sales opportunities at various companies like, Braintree Pharmaceuticals and The New York Times. Early on, it was clear that her heart remained with food and wine and determined to get back into the industry; this time as a Sommelier and Wine Educator.
Quickly taken back by the Batali family, she devoted her time to complete a rigorous 24-month program through American Sommelier Association. After passing with distinction, she was promoted to head sommelier at 3-star Michelin restaurant, Babbo. After one year, she was again promoted. This time to develop the wine list for Batali’s new restaurant, Osteria Mozza, in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
After returning to the states, she changed gears to focus on wine education, PR and marketing for prestigious vineyards in Bordeaux, France. Education was a daily part of her routine while she traveled the country to educate consumers and trade about the beautiful wines of Margaux and Saint-Julien.
She joined our team in 2015, where she is able to execute her wine education, PR and marketing experience, as well as, highlight her people skills to continue growing our wine storage business.
She holds advanced wine certificates from Wine & Spirits Education Trust, American Sommelier Association and French Wine Scholar. She is also a member of the International Business and Wine Society.
Bucket List Wine Destination: Northern Rhone, France
Favorite Food & Wine Pairing: Barbaresco “Gaiun Martinenga,” Marchesi di Gresy, Piemonte, Italy with porcini filled raviolis.