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Wine Industry Work Experience

Appraiser – Edgerton Wine Appraisals 1995 - Present

*Creates wine cellar inventories and determines fair market/auction values for private clients’ cellars.

*Gathers and examines information relevant to Wine Fraud and storage-related damage.

Freelance Wine and Spirits Writer 1997 - Present

*Published articles in CT syndicated papers on: Affordable Holiday Wines, microbrew beers, Loire Valley Wines, Connecticut Wine Trail wineries and more.

*Since 2009, writes and maintains the blog www.wineminx.blogspot.com with articles on NYC wine bars, Pessac-Leognan Sauvignon Blancs, Franciacorta sparkling wines, Portuguese table wines, Arizona winemaking, and many more.

*Guest blogger for www.snooth.com, and a member of their Virtual Tasting Panel.

Host of "Broadway Buzzed" 2016 - Present

*Hosts a series of wine and spirits educational videos with stars of Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tours. 

Leader of Informative Wine Tastings 2002 - Present

*Plans and curates multi-course wine pairings for specialty dinners, recently at The Lion restaurant and The Left Bank restaurant, New York City.

*Organizes and hosts wine tastings/classes for small and large groups in order to raise participants’ awareness and experience of wine.  Past topics include: Bubbly, White Wines for Summer, Affordable French Reds, Wine 101: Introduction and Overview, and Rosé: Not Yo' Momma's White Zin.

Sales Associate – Tribeca Wine Merchants, NY 2005 - 2006

*Worked part-time assisting clients with high-end wine purchases, as well as advising walk-in clients and organizing nightly in-store wine tastings.

Wine Appraiser – Phillips Auctions & Appraisals, NY 1997

*Valued wines for prospective auction clients. (Note: Phillips is no longer involved with wine auctions in New York.)

Auction Assistant – Morrell & Company Fine Wine Auctions, NY 1994 – 1996 (occasional)

*Handled absentee bids for one auction, acted as liaison for telephone bidders for two auctions.

 Education

Society of Wine Educators 2010 - Present: SWE member since 2010.  At each annual conference, attends three full days of lectures, seminars and tastings led by other industry professionals.  Also attends individual SWE seminars periodically throughout the year.  Earned CSW designation in 2011.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust:
Earned Advanced Certificate (with Distinction) in 2011. 

Wine Spectator's Wine Experience 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014: Attends in-depth seminars and tastings of approximately 200 wines at each 2-day event. 

Windows on the World Wine Course 2003With Kevin Zraly.

Dartmouth College 1989 – 1993B.A. English Literature and Creative Writing (Poetry)

 Certifications

Certified Sommelier - Court of Master Sommeliers
CSW - Certified Specialist of Wine.
Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Advanced Certificate [with Distinction.]
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant through Jan, 2019.

Certified in the Art of Sabrage (sabering open Champagne.)
Wines of Portugal Academia do Vinho Level 3 Advanced
Tuscan Wine Masters Academy Certificate
Napa Valley Rocks Certificate


Memberships

Society of Wine Educators, 2010-present
Guild of Sommeliers, 2014-present
Wine Scholar Guild, 2017-present
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