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Alicia Towns
Gale Herman, Sommelier

ATLAS
40 Central Park South
New York, NY
212-759-9191


Gale Herman has been a member of the ATLAS family from the beginning. Since opening in 1999, ATLAS has received 3 Stars from the New York Times, Best New Wine List from Food and Wine Magazine and "Top Five" - New York's Best New Restaurant from Zagat Survey. As Sommelier at Atlas, Ms. Herman has had the distinct honor of working along side two talented wine directors, Christopher Catanesi of Gramercy Tavern and Benjamin Breen of Veritas. The ATLAS beverage program is unique and exciting, showcasing spirits, beer and wine from small production houses at value conscious prices.

Ms. Herman holds certification from the Sommelier Society of America, Higher Certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) and is currently pursuing the WSET Diploma under Mary Ewing-Mulligan. Mrs. Ewing-Mulligan is the only American woman to hold the prestigious title of Master of Wine. Ms. Herman also holds degrees in Literature, Education and Restaurant Management.

This passion for education has led Ms. Herman around the world. In the early 1990's, she learned the brewing process from Brew Master Brad Kraus, while running downtown Albuquerque's only Micro Brewery/Restaurant. After leaving New Mexico, Ms. Herman spent six weeks backpacking throughout French wine country. For the "Crush" in 2000, Ms. Herman embarked on a two-month winemaking internship at Russian Hill Winery in Sonoma's Russian River Valley.

Currently, Ms. Herman teaches wine classes at the Silo Cooking School in Connecticut and consults for the Tyler Hill Farm and Country Inn in Pennsylvania. In New York, Ms. Herman promotes staff education at ATLAS and encourages a service style that is warm and friendly with an obvious excitement for the story "Behind the Wine."

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ATLAS, PLEASE CONTACT:
James Danos, Managing Partner, at 212-759-9191
Kate Hemmerdinger-Goodman, Principle, at 212-687-5154
Elizabeth Hemmerdinger, Principle, at 212-759-2989

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