Wine Pairing Consulting
I have had more than 8 years of experience for pairing just the right wines to your menu needs. With over 4500 specific food courses paired to wines, I can confidently find you the wines that will work perfectly with whatever you may be serving. I was the pairing architect for 8 years for the James Beard award wining restaurant Beast, twice awarded Top 100 Wine Restaurants to Visit by Wine Enthusiast magazine. Everything from appertifs to digestivos, BBQ to foie gras, let me suggest some amazing pairings to elevate the dining experience.
Wine List Consultation
I have 25 years of experience in the wine world, both on and off premise and have guided the wine lists for 4 restaurants. Let me help focus your list, so that it works for your menu, falls within your budget, and still give your customers a well curated selection to choose from. I can guide you in how to manage pour costs, suggestions in how to strategically formulate the list, and give all levels of wine drinkers a memorable experience.
For over 10 years I have taught wine appreciation courses in and around Portland for both companies and individuals. From guest lectures at the Wine and Spirit Archive (Portland's WSET program), to running Wine for Everyone, in addition to Mindglo and Indulge Wine School classes, I can personalize wine appreciation classes to whatever level you might need. Be it Wine 101, or how to pair wines to foods, to deep dives on speciifc wine regions and styles, I can give you the wine education experience you're looking for.
Cellar Consulting and Management
Whether you are starting out with a cellar, or looking for suggestions to your established cellar , I can help you find those special wines to fill in the gaps. By ascertaining your palate and looking through your cellar, let me suggest some amazing wines that might be a great additions to your cellar. If you need help in knowing what to drink when, or how to liquidate some or all of the cellar, I can help with that as well. Let me help manage your cellar so that it fits your wants and needs.