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About Me.


I've been working in the wine and spirits industry since before I was legally able to drink. I love sharing my expertise in a fun, non-snobby way, combining my love for wine with my parallel career as a performer. 

Professional Experience

Edgerton Wine Appraisals LLC


Freelance Wine & Spirits Writer


Television and Online Media Host



Wine Educator

International Wine Judge


Flatiron Wines & Spirits


Tribeca Wine Merchants


Phillips Auctions & Appraisals


Morrell & Company Fine Wine Auctions

1994-1996 occasional

CEO and Principal Appraiser

CT Syndicated papers,, blog since 2009, more.

Creator & host: "Broadway Buzzed," co-creator & host: "Wine Minx: UNCORKED," creator & host, "Hitting the Spots" (pre-production)

Private, corporate, and trade seminars and classes for 2-200+

Principal educator, Flatiron Wines & Spirits

International Competition Grenaches du Monde, 2023

The Wine Senate, "Founding Father," 2016-2018

Sales, social media, education

Sales associate

Wine appraiser (note: Phillips is no longer involved with wine auctions in NY)

Auction assistant; phone and absentee bidding


Institute of Masters of Wine: two years Master of Wine student (2020-2022; hope to re-enroll 2024)

Wine & Spirit Education Trust: Earned Level 4 DIPLOMA in Wines & Spirits in 2019

Court of Master Sommeliers: Earned Certified Sommelier designation in 2014

Society of Wine Educators: SWE member since 2010. Eight-time conference presenter. Earned Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) in 2011 and Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS) in 2019.

Windows on the World Wine Course: with Kevin Zraly, 2003

Dartmouth College: graduated 1993 with a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing


Society of Wine Educators: 2010-Present

Guild of Sommeliers: 2014-Present

Wine Scholar Guild: 2017-Present

Wine Century Club: Distinguished Member, 2018-Present

Appraisers Association of America: Accredited Member, 2020-Present

USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) compliant through December, 2024

Wine Minx Annie seated
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