Sommelier Fred Dexheimer of Winebow - Biography

Somerville, MA

September 2016

After high school, Fred Dexheimer worked transient jobs in seasonal resort destinations such as Nantucket and Jackson Hole. A knack for the nuances and nerdier aspects of all things wine gave him the skills he needed to land a job at the famed cellar of Daniel in New York City. From that prestigious point of entry, Dexheimer worked the front lines at Gramercy Tavern and the BLT Restaurant Group (where he won a StarChefs Rising Stars Award in 2005).

Founding wine and beverage company Juiceman Consulting in 2009, Dexheimer’s industry impact continued to expand, with clients that included Wines of Chile, Wines of Southwest France, and StarChefs, for whom Dexheimer has overseen the Somm Slam at the StarChefs Congress since the inception.

After opening restaurants in North Carolina, Dexheimer recently returned to New York City for a post at The Winebow Group, for whome he heads up the distribution of established and emerging wine labels across the United States. Dexheimer also has contributed to The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Bon App├ętit, and People. Dexheimer is one of only 236 Master Sommeliers in the world.