Category Archives: Somm Spotlight

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When did you have your wine awakening? Probably as a kid. My parents and their friends would host frequent house parties on my godmother’s houseboat in Seattle. I was always put in charge of beverage service. I was probably eight or nine at the time, but I would open and serve the sparkling, usually Freixenet …

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This post is one in a series of exclusive interviews with our favorite sommeliers around the world. Check back each week for new interviews with some of the best wine minds around! Event planner, sommelier and blogger: Juliana Engel is a Jill of all trades! The Chicago-based entrepreneur has a keen taste for wine. You’ll …

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We’re excited to continue our ongoing Sommelier Spotlight series today with an interview with one of our favorites from the Bay Area.  You’ll never guess what Wine.com sommelier Wilfred Wong drinks after a long day of wine tasting!  Hint: It’s not wine!  Or that the craziest bottle of wine he’s ever had is…orange!  Check out our …

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This post is part of our ongoing series of interviews with some of our favorite sommelier’s around the country. Was your first love a big buttery Chardonnay?  You’re not alone!  Sommelier Matthew Lees didn’t even like wine until his first great Chardonnay in 1992. After 20 years of experience in the restaurant business, he has …

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This post is part of an ongoing series of exclusive interviews we conducted with our favorite sommeliers around the world.  For more please check the links at the end of this piece. Likely one of the funniest Sommeliers in the United States, Eric Crane is someone you should know. He’s witty, blunt and knows his …

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This is the first in a series of exclusive interviews with our favorite sommeliers around the world. Check back weekly for new posts! What do wine and music have in common? Both are a result of human creative expression. And both have enamored Sommelier Taylor Parsons throughout his career. Taylor started as a musician and …

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