65 Exeter Street
Boston, MA 02116
Jerry was introduced to fine wines when he was a student at Boston University
during the early 1970s. He was part of a weekly tasting group that sampled
French Bordeaux and Burgundies. Jerry's new passion remained simply
a hobby for the next ten years until he went to work for a wholesale
distributor in 1982.
Starting as a salesman, Jerry rose through the ranks of several Boston
area wine sellers. Many of his customers were restaurants and hotels.
Through consulting and
educational programs, Jerry quickly established a name for himself in
the Boston restaurant scene. In 1996 Jerry became the wine director
for Boston's Il Panino Restaurant Group, where he created, developed
and wrote cutting-edge wine lists for five locations of this popular
Italian restaurant. At the same time he served as wine director for
Enoteca Vadopazzo, bringing a 300-bottle wine list to the restaurant,
which featured the most sought-after producers of Italian wine.
Now, Jerry has created a list for Anago of American, French and Italian
wines focusing on producers whose styles emphasize ripe fruit, soaring
aromatics and natural textures. Jerry's goal is to have the wines complement
the food and Anago's food complement the wines.