Rising Star Sommelier Fred Dexheimer of Rx Wine Lab - Biography

Durham, NC

September 2015

Transient jobs after high school, in places like Nantucket and Jackson Hole, and a natural knack for all things wine gave Fred Dexheimer 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 New York’s Gramercy Tavern and the BLT Restaurant Group (where Dexheimer won a StarChefs 2005 New York Rising Stars Award). He also has contributed to publications such as The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, and Wine Enthusiast. An avid cocktail enthusiast and accomplished bartender, Dexheimer has also shared his creations with national publications from Bon Appétit to People.

Founding wine and beverage consulting company Juiceman Consulting in 2009, Dexheimer’s industry impact continued to expand. Clients have included Wines of Chile, Wines of Southwest France, Max Brenner Chocolate, Grand Hyatt New York City, and StarChefs, for whom Dexheimer has overseen five previous Somm Slams at the International Chefs Congress.  Along with his numerous consulting gigs, Dexheimer heads RX Wine Lab in Durham, North Carolina—a wine bar with carefully curated vino program with intimate sommelier-patron interaction, including with the famous ingenue himself. Dexheimer is one of only 229 Master Sommeliers in the world, and the only one based in the Carolinas.