Choosing a wine, pairing or suggesting wine can be intimidating. However, understanding the basics and building on this knowledge is less painful than you might think.
The more you know, the more dangerous you will be. Cheers!
My name is Krista VanMoorlehem. I am a Certified Sommelier (Court of Master Sommelier 2015), but far from a wine snob. I have a straight forward approach and don't believe in making things more complicated than necessary.
I have been in the restaurant industry for 25 years. As a General Manager, I was frustrated by my wine sales. I also knew that my staff wasn't getting the training they needed to effectively sell wine.
This is what began my journey into Wine Education. I wanted to provide education, to my staff, that helped them sell. It was important for my staff to feel comfortable and knowledgeable discussing wine. If not, they become order takers and miss opportunities to improve a guest experience.
As a Beverage Director for Bartmann Restaurants, I was able to craft wine lists that reflected the individual personalities of each concept, while capitalizing on our purchasing power. In working with the GM's of each store, I was able to save them time and money, while arming their staff with an appropriate list and the confidence to sell it.
Whether you are an industry professional or just thirsty! Our classes are fun, simple, and not intimidating. Now strap on your corkscrew and let's get started!
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