Wine Pros

Winemaker Santa Barbara

Interview: Alma Rosa winemaker Richard Sanford

My recent eco-conscious tour of Santa Barbara County included an eye opening Sustainable Vine Wine Tour, led by guide Bryan Hope. Our first stop on the biodiesel van was Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards,...
Master Sommelier

Interview: Master Sommelier George Miliotes (The Capital Grille + Seasons 52)

George Miliotes currently serves as Director of Beverage and Hospitality for Seasons 52, oversees the wine program for all 44 locations of The Capital Grille and is one of only approximately 175 people on...
Sommelier Los Angeles

Interview: sommelier Eduardo Porto Carreiro

It’s no wonder that sommelier Eduardo Porto Carreiro has such eclectic tastes. He was born in Rio de Janeiro and raised in both Vienna and Maryland. At Cornell University, he majored in Applied Economics...
Wine Los Angeles

Interview: Plonk Wine founder Etty Lewensztain

Before L.A. native Etty Lewensztain devoted herself to wine, she worked the line at restaurants like Angelini Osteria, La Terza and A.O.C.. She transitioned east to New York and ended up running the marketing...
Sommelier Las Vegas

Interview: sommelier Phil Park (Restaurant Guy Savoy)

Phil Park is a native New Yorker who first became enamored with wine on the job at Park Avenue Café. He stepped up his interest and knowledge in Chicago, at Tru, before transitioning to...
Winemaker France

Interview: Jean-Charles Boisset (Domaine de la Vougeraie)

Horses plow the soil instead of machines, workers spray tisanes crafted from estate-grown herbs instead of pesticides, and cow horns are buried beneath the vines to catalyze the energy of the moon, sun and...