Sommelier Sandy Block of Legal Sea Foods - Biography

Boston, MA

August 2005

Sandy Block graduated from Vassar College and was on his way to a PhD in History when the wine bug bit. He worked as a sommelier and as a wine distribution executive, eventually studying to become a Master of Wine; one of only about 20 Americans to have earned the MW title. In late 2004, he became the Vice President of Beverage Operations at Legal Sea Foods, where he manages the 30-restaurant seafood company's wine program. His office is situated within the recently constructed Park Square location's state-of-the art wine cellar, which holds more than 11,000 bottles of wine. Since taking over the role, Block’s primary focus has been to better integrate wine and food service with the goal of enhancing diners’ overall experience at Legal Sea Foods.