Public Classes & Tastings

Learning about wines and spirits allows one to savor history, nature and the senses, bringing a richness and enjoyment to a fine glass. Wine and Spirits education is one of my greatest passions. Teaching others to enjoy the story behind the beverage connects us and brings something extra-special to a shared experience. I cover everything from basic ABC’s of wine tasting and food pairing to niche genres like fortified wines, Eastern European wines and artisan agave-based spirits. Visit the Calendar to see a complete list of upcoming events.

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Private Events

Wine and spirits can create an extra special touch at your private event.  Whether you’re looking for a knowledgeable Sommelier to pair wines and pour at your sit-down dinner or informal party, or if you’re looking to build an event around a fun guided educational and informational tasting, I’d love to be a part of your next event. Always customized, you and your guests are in for a treat.  Referrals and examples of tasting events available upon request.

Staff Training

Having a well-trained staff is the key to smooth and happy operations. Sales staff and others in the service industry do their jobs best – and create the happiest consumers – when they are educated about their wine and spirits inventory. Having worked in beverage retail and wholesale, as well as front and back of the house restaurant staff, I know the importance of customer education in product sales. In addition to training and beverage education, I offer program profitability consulting strategies to increase the success of your program. Materials, courses and programs are customized to show results. Contact me about developing your training and strategic program in wine and spirits.

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Beverage Consulting

A creative, delicious wine and spirit offering is a mark of distinction and enjoyment. Let me help you refine and construct your wine, spirits and cocktail list to reflect international or regional concepts, complete with custom design and functional lay out. My services extend to include seasonal maintenance and basic team training, allowing you to keep things fresh and curiosity high. Whether you are looking for something hip and trendy, basic and elegant, or completely customized, I can help make your beverages shine.

Trade Seminars

With the explosion of new wines and spirits, trade seminars are becoming increasingly important venues to get the word out to where it counts. With the combination of one-on-one interaction and the possibilities of leveraging digital media, having a vibrant presence helps create success. If you are looking to engage sommeliers, buyers, importers and other beverage professionals in a dynamic way, I can help you design a seminar that will get people tasting, thinking and talking about your products.

Social Media

These days it is essential to have a presence on the leading social networks to stay active and current regarding trends, news and industry happenings. With a vast knowledge of the food and beverage industries across the nation I specialize in creating quality content that not only promotes your brand and products, but ensures your presence is an interactive and interesting one.  As important as it is to take advantage of modern social networks by cultivating a consistent presence, the most important aspect is the analytics report that will allow you to learn what tactics provide your desires results. Contact me to discuss your specific goals and create your customized social media plan.