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THE TRAVELING SOMM: One Day in Burgundy

Early one winter Monday morning in France, I made the threeish-hour drive from Reims in Champagne to Beaune, the epi-center of Burgundy. A drive to remember, in what was a chilly, torrential downpour accompanied by a massive hangover and sleep deprivation from the prior evening’s festivities. This is the somewhat unglamorous side of my business.... Read More

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THE TRAVELING SOMM: A Somm's Love Letter To You

How to read between the lines of the Sommelier profession Dear Lover of Wine: You’re probably familiar enough with what a somm is, but are you utilizing our skills to your advantage? Likely not, as the role has rapidly evolved over the last 10 years, including your part in the play. You know the scene,... Read More

The Traveling Somm: Pebble Beach Food & Wine

Pebble Beach Food & Wine I’ve spent the last seven years training, tasting, traveling, studying, and working late nights as a sommelier, which in New York City is utterly fascinating, and usually exhausting! I’m enamored with the vast, constantly changing wine world, and love sharing it with whomever wants to listen. I often feel like... Read More