Wine tells a beautiful story. Wine is history, wine is nature, wine is human creativity and vision. Wine is memories, wine is family, wine is friendship, wine is celebration. From vine to wine, there is nothing ordinary about this story in a glass. It is my mission to tell that story and to enrich the lives of others with a fun, educational, entertaining experience.
You can often find me at vineyards and wineries in my leisure time, or attending wine shows, expos and tastings all over. Wine is not just my job, it's my hobby and my passion. The more I learn about wine, the more I fall in love.
I hold the CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) with Society of Wine Educators, WSET Level 3 Advanced certificate with the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, French Wine Scholar (FWS) with the Wine Scholar Guild, am certified as an educator with the Boston Wine School (BWSEd), Sommelier with the CMS in 2015, Italian Wine Scholar (IWS) with the Wine Scholar Guild, and a current candidate for the AWE (American Wine Expert) with the Napa Valley Wine Academy.
I have enjoyed many roles in the wine industry, each of which I have had a true passion for. My current roles are as a Wine Educator/Sommelier for hire for private events, corporate events, wineries, and at restaurants in New England. I work very closely with a variety of local wineries in Massachusetts.
Past roles include the Sommelier, EVP of Product Development, and Tasting Room Manager at Sail To Trail Wineworks in Worcester, MA, Wine Director at Highland Wine and Spirits in Berlin, MA, Director of Wine Education for VINOvations, Wine Educator at Boston Wine School, Director of Sommology at Phoenix Vintners, LLC., Ruby Director at Traveling Vineyard, Wine Educator and Consultant with The Tasting Company and with Flow Wine Group, and conduct wine & food pairing events at Hardwick Vineyard & Winery in Hardwick, MA, Debevino Winery in Walpole, MA, La Cantina Winery in Franklin, MA, and Agronomy Farm Vineyard in Oakham, MA.
I also speak at corporate events and conventions as a wine educator and conduct both private, public, and corporate classes, including wine and food pairing, team blending, and the art of the international wine dinner.
My mission is to bring enjoyment to others by demystifying the often intimidating world of wine. Wine is so much more than a beverage; it is an experience, and it tells a beautiful story.
Whether you are looking to bring the wine dinner experience to your fine dining establishment, you’d like to spice up a corporate event with a wine tasting and education, you need consulting for making the most of your special event, you would like training for your restaurant staff on wine and food pairing, as well as how to upsell, or perhaps you’re looking for the in-home party experience with a small gathering of friends, I am thrilled to accommodate your wine needs.