Sommelier Dana Gaiser of Sales Representative of Martine's Wines - Novato, CA - Biography

New York, NY

August 2012

Dana Gaiser first developed a taste for wine in his teens, when his parents started buying fine wine. By 18, he was selecting wines for their cellar and developing a palate for his first loves: Burgundy, German Riesling, and Champagne. After a four-year diversion studying mechanical engineering at Stanford, Gaiser accepted a position as hybrid busboy-sommelier for 800-count wine program at a California Relais & Chateaux property. Next came two years as wine buyer at the Summer House in Nantucket, then a move to New York, directing wine programs at Estiatorio Milos, Anthos, and Megu Midtown. Gaiser now represents boutique French wine importer Martine’s and is preparing to take his Master Sommelier exam.