Sommelier Julie Dalton of Wit & Wisdom - Biography

Baltimore, MD

August 2012

After a 12-year career in biotech, Julie Dalton decided to listen to her inner passion and begin a second career in wine. She began importing in 2010, but eventually realized hospitality was her true passion. After achieving her Advanced Sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, she helped Michael Mina and Raj Parr open Wit & Wisdom, a tavern in the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. She represented the Mid-Atlantic region at the National Young Sommelier Competition through the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, and, most recently, the Washington, D.C., area for the Guild of Sommeliers in Champagne after winning the Ruinart Challenge for the Mid-Atlantic.