Personal Sommmelier Services for the Pacific Northwest and
Certified Cellar Appraisals
A wine cellar is a dynamic evolving entity. For an accurate appraisal, you need a wine expert. With my 30+ years of experience in the wine industry in varied aspects, including a decade of valuing and cataloging thousands of wines, I can provide a precise appraisal tailored to your needs. All reports will be USPAP compliant, meeting the Standards and Ethics of the Appraisal Foundation, and the Appraisers Association of American. (I am Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant through December, 2025.)
INDIVIDUALIZED SOMMELIER SERVICES
Let me be your personal Sommelier. Perhaps you need advice on cellar consultation, or recommendations on what to drink and when to drink them? I can provide individuals or groups with comprehensive wine education - from Wine-101 on up to deep dives of specific
regions/styles/grape varieties. Need help with a wine list construction and consultation for your restaurant/bar? With 8 years experience of creating weekly menu with over 4,000+ wine pairings, and running a beverage program I can make suggestions for specific wine pairings to go with every menu/catering need.
CELLAR & RISK
Your wine assets can be more than just a collection, they are an evolving valuable property that needs to be assessed and secured. Let's discuss some of the loopholes and pitfalls when it comes to your wine cellar and how best to protect your liquid assets. We can discuss what to ask your insurer about your cellar and the best practices to cover the entirity of your investment. Just in case something ever happens to your cellar, you aren't blindsided by their response.
Where are you on your Wine Journey...?
Are you Just starting your exploration into the world of wine? Perhaps now, you want to delve deeper into different wine varieties and regions? Maybe you are ready to build out your collection, or design an impressive cellar? Do you have an assortment that fits your entertaining needs? Or you could be looking to sell some of your valuable assets and need a certified valuation? Whether you are collecting wine as an investment for your portfolio, or just simply need some guidance, I can be your trusted advisor throughout your journey with wine...!
I have 30+ years of experience in multiple facets of the wine industry...retail, restaurants, wholesale and as of 2012, certified cellar appraisals as well. Being one of the few certified appraisers in the Pacific Northwest, and one of the only appraisers in Oregon with a specialty in Wine, I can help with whatever your particular appraisal needs might be...Insurance claims, IRS Needs, Divorce Settlements/Asset Distribution, Charitable Contributions, Probate Issues, ect. As of Dec 2023, I have passed the 15 hr course and exam, making me Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) compliant through December, 2025.
Allow me to help with your wine collection as your personal sommelier...wine list consulting, food and wine pairing suggestions, wine education, and cellar management. I can help guide your way through the world of wine, distilling my 30 years of incredible wine experiences into valuable and useful knowledge for creating a curated wine cellar that fits your needs, and making indelible food and wine moments for you and your guests.