featured Sommeliers

Definition of Sommelier

Imagine this: filling up your days, nights, and favorite crystal stems by sampling, sipping, and sharing the World’s finest wines – and getting paid to do it! Whether you’re curious about the day in the life of a Sommelier - or just racked with envy – check out our insights into the World’s most intoxicating profession as we uncork the stories behind our Star Sommeliers with interviews, helpful hints, and the prize-winning wine lists that add the liquid sizzle to today’s hottest restaurants.

Jesse Rodriguez – Addison, San Diego, CA

Allegra Angelo – Michy’s, Miami, FL

William Rhodes – The Carlyle Hotel, New York City

Ben Giacchino – Five and Ten, Gosford Wine,Athens Georgia

Claire Paparazzo - Blue Hill Restaurant, New York City

Julee Resendez

Ludovic Anacleto
- Azul Beach Hotel, Riviera Maya, Mexico

Jenny Benzie
- Cafe Boulud, Palm Beach

Tammie Ruesenberg - Olive,s Las Vegas

the Cru Sommelier Team - New York City, NY, NY

Sandy Block - Legal Sea Foods, Boston, MA

David Singer - Libation Education, Brookline

Eric Swanson - Shibuya, Las Vegas

Zoltan Szabo - Toronto, Canada

Doug Frost - Kansas City

Paul Tanguay - SushiSamba, New York

Caroline Styne - Lucques and AOC, Los Angeles

Ken Collura - De La Tierra Anaconda Bar, El Monte Sagrado

Chris Shepherd - Brennan's of Houston,Texas

Jill Gubesch - Sommelier, Topolobampo and Frontera Grill, Chicago

Greg Harrington - B.R. Guest Inc, New York

Miguel Angel Benito - El Chaflán, Madrid, Spain

Jorge Liloy - Patria, New York City

Mark Bell - Vong, New York City

Jerry Castleman - Anago, Boston

Karen King - Union Square Cafe, New York City

Steven Lande - The Dining Room at The Ritz Carlton, Chicago

Madeline Triffon - Unique Restaurant Corp., Detroit

Ken Fredrickson - Restaurant Terroir, Jackson, Wyoming

Michael Flynn - Kinkead's, Washington D.C.

Aaron Van Rock - Verbena, New York City

Alicia Towns - Grill 23 & Bar, Boston

Laura DePasquale - Norman's, Miami

Gale Herman - Atlas, New York City

Stephen Beckta - Eleven Madison, New York City

Christian Vassilev - Mantra, Boston

Scott Tyree - TRU, Chicago

Lisa Minucci - Martini House, Napa Valley

Warner Strejan - AZ, New York City

Andrew Bradbury - Aureole, Las Vegas

Eric Scheffer - Savoy Cucina Italiana, Asheville, North Carolina

Christie Dufault - GARY DANKO, San Francisco

Jeff Morgenthal - Drago, Santa Monica

Jean Luc Le Dû - Daniel, New York City

Todd Thrasher - Signatures, Washington, D.C.

Dan Brown - Bayona, New Orleans

Erik Liedholm - Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar, Washington, D.C.

Chris Angulo - Water Grill, Los Angeles, CA

Belinda Chang - Fifth Floor Restaurant, San Francisco, CA

Michael Scherzberg - The New Orleans Grill, New Orleans, Louisiana

Yves Sauboua - Chalk Hill Estate, Healdsburg, Sonoma County, CA