Category: United States of America

Santa Barbara

  At just 19 years old, Shawn started working in the restaurant industry, and always had the gift of hospitality. Things started small and slow, but Shawn worked his way into management and eventually into fine dinning under one of the top maître d’s and notable wine sales people in the industry within the US. Shawn served some very special vintage wines and… Read more →


Elizabeth is a relatively new wine enthusiast, having had her most pivotal wine moment during the summer of 2008 when her travel client, a wine broker and importer, shared with her a bottle of premium, estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In March 2009, she took her first trip to the Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Tasting appointments included Anderson’s Conn… Read more →

New York City

Lauren Mowery   Lauren writes the weekly wine column for legendary New York City paper Village Voice. A sixteen-year resident and former Manhattan litigator, she earned her Juris Doctor at New York’s Fordham Law School where she was an editor on the Fordham Environmental Law Journal. Dissatisfied with her work in the legal field, she switched paths to the wine industry,… Read more →