Sommelier Fred Dexheimer of Juiceman Consulting - Biography

New York, NY

October 2018

Fresh out of high school, Fred Dexheimer worked jobs in seasonal resort destinations like Nantucket and Jackson Hole. But a knack for the nuances and nerdier aspects of all things wine gave him the skills he needed to land a job at the famed cellar of Daniel in New York City. From that prestigious point of entry, Dexheimer worked the front lines at Gramercy Tavern and the BLT Restaurant Group, where he won a StarChefs Rising Stars Award in 2005.

After adding the Master Sommelier pin to his lapel (err, t-shirt), Dexheimer founded wine and beverage company Juiceman Consulting in 2009. His industry impact continued to expand with clients such as Wines of Chile, Wines of Southwest France, and StarChefs, for whom Dexheimer emceed the Somm Slam at the Chefs Congress from 2011 to 2018. He brought a mixture of fun and gravitas to the annual event, making it an eagerly anticipated one for wine professionals each year.

After opening restaurants in North Carolina, Dexheimer returned to New York City for a post at The Winebow Group, heading up the distribution of established and emerging wine labels across the United States. In late 2018, he signed on to craft cocktails for Playboy Club New York. Dexheimer also is an adjunct wine educator at the International Culinary Center and has contributed to The New York Times, Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Bon App├ętit, and People. He is one of only 269 Master Sommeliers within the Court of Sommeliers in the world.