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Marcella Wine Expert
Marcella
Recommendations Manager
Picked Manager
WSET Diploma
Certified Sommelier
Determined to learn every Italian grape variety
First Favorite Wine:
Stags' Leap Winery Petite Sirah
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit: Barolo, Valle d'Aosta, Alto Adige
Wine Expertise:
Italy (especially Piedmont), Rhône, Oregon, Washington, natural wine, obscure regions & varieties
Dave Wine Expert
Dave
Recommendations Lead
Picked Lead
6th gen CA grape grower
Certified Specialist of Wine
Have corkscrew, will travel ...
First Favorite Wine:
'82 Chateau Latour
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit:
Bordeaux, Champagne, Argentina
Wine Expertise:
Bordeaux, Napa Valley, Scotch & Brandy
Andrew Wine Expert
Andrew
Recommendations Lead
Picked Somm
Pulitzer-winning journalist, turned wine professional
Harvest veteran
Experienced wine peddler

First Favorite Wine:
Ridge Lytton Springs Zinfandel
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit:
Tuscany, Gigondas
Wine Expertise:
Italy (especially Italian white wine), Rhône, Napa & Sonoma

Jeff Wine Expert
Jeff
Recommendations Lead
Picked Somm
WSET Level III
California-coated New Yorker

First Favorite Wine:
Cline Big Break Zinfandel
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit:
The place that started my love affair with wine ... Sonoma County
Wine Expertise:
California, Washington, Rhône, Spain, South America

Kasaundra Wine Expert
Kasaundra
Senior Recs Specialist
Picked Somm
WSET Level III
Certified Specialist of Wine
A.S. Wine Business & Marketing
A.S. Wine Service & Evaluation
First Favorite Wine:
Aromatic Whites from Alsace
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit: Sonoma, Anderson Valley, Oregon
Wine Expertise:
Sonoma, Pinot Noir, natural wine, floral & aromatic wines
Peter Wine Expert
Peter
Senior Recs Specialist
Picked Somm
Long-time student of wine
15+ years in the biz
Italian Wine Scholar
First Favorite Wine:
Domaine Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses 2004
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit: Burgundy, Willamette Valley, Loire, Alsace, Piedmont
Wine Expertise:
Burgundy, Loire, Willamette Valley, Piedmont, Pinot Noir in general
Kasaundra Wine Expert
Aaron
Senior Recs Specialist
Picked Somm
WSET Level II
10+ experience in wine & spirits
Hunter of the rare & unusual

First Favorite Wine:
Calera Jensen Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit:
Sonoma, Mendocino
Wine Expertise:
Gamay, Cabernet Franc, rare varieties, natural wine, Single Malt Scotch, Bourbon

Lisa Wine Expert
Lisa
Recommendations Specialist
WSET Diploma Candidate
Certified Sommelier
Certified Specialist in Wine
Former Rioja Brand Ambassador
World Wine Traveler
First Favorite Wine:
Chateau Margaux 1966
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit:
So many glorious wine regions—they each have something special
Wine Expertise:
France, Spain, Italy, Chile, New York, Pinot Noir & Chardonnay
Pamela Wine Expert
Pamela
Senior Recs Specialist
Picked Somm
Certified Sommelier
BA Global Studies
Travel Enthusiast
Seeker of the Obscure
First Favorite Wine:
Stony Ridge Malvasia Bianca
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit: Napa, the entire Central Coast
Wine Expertise:
California, Alsace, Italy
Wendy Wine Expert
Wendy
Recommendations Specialist
Picked Somm
WSET Diploma
Italian Wine Specialist
Esoteric Enthusiast

First Favorite Wine:
Laurent Combier Crozes-Hermitage
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit:
Alsace, Campania, Umbria, Georgia
Wine Expertise:
Italy (south, central, and islands), Alsace, Germany, natural wine, rum & gin

Heidi Wine Expert
Heidi
Recommendations Specialist
WSET Level III
Sommelier Society of America
Always taking a spirited approach
First Favorite Wine:
Champagne ... period.
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit: Duoro Valley, Tuscany, Campania, Canary Islands, Finger Lakes
Wine Expertise:
Greece, Portugal, Italy, Amaro, Vermouth
Rudy Wine Expert
Rudy
Senior Recs Specialist
Picked Somm
Certified Sommelier
Italian Wine Specialist
Champagne Enthusiast
World Traveler/Digital Nomad
First Favorite Wine:
Littorai Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir
Favorite Wine Regions to Visit: Sonoma, Willamette Valley, Priorat
Wine Expertise:
Italy, Spain, Sonoma, Champagne, aromatic whites

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