My name is Krista VanMoorlehem. I am a Certified Sommelier (Court of Master Sommelier 2015), but far from a wine snob. I have a straightforward approach and don't believe in making things more complicated than necessary.
I've 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 my staff to feel comfortable and knowledgeable discussing wine. If not, they become order takers and miss opportunities to improve a guest's 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 General Managers 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're an industry professional or just thirsty, our classes are fun, simple, and not intimidating. Now grab your corkscrew and let's get started!
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