Sommelier Caterina Abbruzzetti of Againn - Biography

Washington, DC

June 2010

Beverage Director Caterina Abbruzzetti of British Isles-inspired bistro Againn updated the restaurant's international selections and plumped up the organic and sustainable wine cache to pair with Chef Wes Morton’s charcuterie-heavy cuisine. Abbruzzetti was born in London, and worked as a bartender at The Davy’s Gastro Pub and Wine Merchants in London’s Crown Passage before becoming Sommelier at Michelin Two-Star restaurant, Le Gavroche. In the States, she spent time as Corporate Beverage Director Consultant for Fireman Hospitality Group and worked as Hotel Wine Director for the Willard InterContinental Hotel and their properties Café du Parc and The Willard Room restaurants, as well as RAMMY Award-winning 2941 in Falls Church, VA. Morton and Abbruzzetti worked together at both The French Laundry and Citronelle. Among her many certifications is The Wine and Spirit Education Trust of England's Master of Wine Advanced Level in 2006. Abbruzzetti works now to foster an appreciation of British cuisine with her beverage program. The impressive rare Scotch program and selection of American and international beers are just a few of the elements that set her beverage list apart.