Sommelier Charlie Gaeta of Big Heart Hospitality - Biography

Boston, MA

July 2020

In 2008, Charlie Gaeta quit his New York City job at an investment firm to follow his passion for wine and hospitality. He returned to his hometown of Lynn, Massachusetts, where he bussed tables at The Blue Ox. Gaeta worked his way up to beverage director, and in 2015, became wine director of Branch Line in Watertown. After spending two years as an independent wine consultant, Gaeta accepted a position as wine director of Tiffani Faison’s restaurant group, Big Heart Hospitality, where he curates the wine lists of Sweet Cheeks Q, Tiger Mama, Fool’s Errand, and Orfano.