Sommelier Joseph Phillips of SENSI at Bellagio Spa Tower - Biography

Las Vegas, NV

October, 2008

A college professor, a glass of wine, and a plum wine making kit – perhaps a rather dubious start to a successful wine career, but Phillips has a sense of humor about life in general. Phillips’ wine list at Sensi features a lot of southern hemisphere wines (Chef Martin Heierling is from New Zealand after all), but he’s not exclusive. Phillips expounds: “At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter to me where the wine comes from; if Burgundy works better than shiraz, then we’ll use that.”