Sommelier Eduardo Porto Carreiro of GRACE (Now Closed) - Biography

Los Angeles, CA

November 2009

Eduardo Porto Carreiro is a sommelier’s sommelier, looking for what he calls the “truth” in every bottle. With a childhood split between Brazil and Vienna, Porto Carreiro brings an especially worldly perspective to his current role at Grace. Porto Carreiro reached such prominent sommelier status by way of vino-revelation at a Cornell University wine course. From there, he was hooked, working his way up the ranks from shop clerk to food runner and eventually to assistant sommelier and sommelier at Chef Neal Fraser’s Grace. Porto Carreiro’s pairing philosophy is informed in part by his sense of a wine’s integrity and in part by its specific balance with food. A self-professed “Francophile,” Porto Carreiro is as excited by New World wine producers as he is faithful to the classical structure and complexity of the Old World.