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Winemaker, Ex-Vivino Wine Curator
My quest for wine knowledge took me westward, where I was fortunate to land a role at Rochioli Vineyards, a name synonymous with excellence in California pinot noir. For five incredible years, I had the privilege of working alongside one of the pioneering families that helped put California pinot on the map. It was here that I honed my expertise in winemaking, viticulture, and the nuances of crafting exquisite pinot noir.
My journey continued to expand as I ventured into the realm of fine and rare wines at Vinfolio. At Vinfolio, I had the extraordinary opportunity to sample some of the world's most coveted and sought-after wines. As a concierge to top collectors, I learned the intricacies of wine collecting and developed a deep appreciation for the stories behind each bottle.
Pursuing excellence, I dedicated time to furthering my wine education at the prestigious Culinary Institute at Greystone. I completed their rigorous wine immersion program and achieved certification as a Certified Wine Professional. This knowledge has not only enriched my understanding of wine but also allowed me to pair wines with culinary delights expertly.
My journey eventually led me to Vivino, where I played an instrumental role in building their commerce business. As Vivino's wine curator, I had the privilege of connecting with over 10 million users across the United States. I was not only responsible for identifying and amplifying wine trends but also for introducing smaller wine regions and wineries to the platform. My passion lies in helping small to medium-sized wine companies thrive, allowing them to share their unique stories with wine enthusiasts like you.
Today, I'm excited to bring my wealth of knowledge and experience to Big Hammer Wines where I'll be your trusted guide in the world of wine. Whether you're an experienced oenophile or just beginning your wine journey, I'm here to share my expertise, discover exciting new flavors together, and connect you with exceptional wines that tell stories of passion, tradition, and craftsmanship.
Join me on this delightful wine adventure, and let's raise a glass to the wonderful world of wine!