Serafin Alvarado, MS
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Serafin Alvarado’s love of wine began more than decade ago, as a room service waiter for Hilton Hotels in his native Puerto Rico...MORE
Brian Bauer, CWE, CSS
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

In his role as Director of Wine Education, Brian is responsible for developing and facilitating Wine Education programs to thousands of employees in the midwest.....MORE
Fred Dame, MS
Daou Vineyards & Winery

Frederick L. Dame, Master Sommelier brings an impressive blend of experience, expertise and enthusiasm to the world of wine and cuisine. He is the first American ..MORE

Mark DeVere, MW
Constellation Academy of Wine

As Master of Wine for the Constellation Academy, Mark presents fine wine educational programs to consumers and wine trade audiences around the world. A native of Oxford, England, Mark began his...MORE

Constellation Academy of Wine
Eric Hemer, MS, MW
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Eric Hemer began his career at Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits (SWS) in 1988 as an On-Premise Wine Consultant in Palm Beach County, Florida. He went into management in 1990 and...MORE

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Allison Hupp, DipWSET, CS
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Currently, the Wine Educator for Northern California, Allison originally joined the SGWS family in 2012 as an Estate Wine Manager for Indiana. Her experience in PR, fine dining, journalism...MORE
Kathy Morgan, MS
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Before moving to New York in 2016, Kathy Morgan began her wine career as a sommelier in Washington, DC. She has over 15 years of restaurant experience....MORE
Ira Norof, CWE, CSE
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of California

In 1976 his wine & spirits career began in a retail wine shop. As his knowledge and passion for the product grew he eventually became a Sommelier in a Beverly Hills Restaurant...MORE
Alpana Singh, MS
Check Please! / Terra & Vine

Born and raised in Monterey, California, Alpana Singh’s strong work ethic and ease with people of all ages stemmed from a youth spent working in her family’s ethnic grocery store...MORE

Joseph Spellman, MS
JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery

Joseph Spellman, MS is the lead wine educator for JUSTIN Vineyards of Paso Robles, and Landmark Vineyards of Sonoma County. He has worked with wine since 1979...MORE

JUSTIN Vineyards
Guy Stout, MS, CWE
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits

Guy is one of only 230 Master Sommelier (MS) in the world. He is also a Certified Wine Educator (CWE), Certified Spirits Specialist (CSS), Certified Bordeaux Wine Educator...MORE

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Madeline Triffon, MS

Madeline Triffon joined Plum Market in 2011 as the in-house Master Sommelier. Plum Market is a full-service grocery retailer with stores in Southeastern Michigan and Metro Chicago...MORE

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of Nevada

Jessica Waugh, Assistant Director of Wine Education for SGWS Nevada like many, fell into the wine business. Jessica is originally trained in architecture, but decided to step away...MORE

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits



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