Hospitality maven, consultant, importer, wine educator and writer, Renée brings to life her love of wine in a way that’s contagious. A Court of the Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier, Renée has a flair for making wine fun and accessible, sharing her passion for the vine.
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“I had asked Renee to curate the wine pairings for a tasting menu at an annual charity gala that I host. She went above and beyond to help build relationships with vineyards and to procure beautiful wine pairings for our menu. She helped staff our event with knowledgeable sommeliers and wine service professionals. Renée was also able to create tasting notes for the curated pairings which went into our printed event menus. She is a pleasure to work with and the consummate professional.”
“Working with Renée on our wine program was honestly so lovely. We have a very small wine list so every bottle had to hit the mark and please every guest. Renée made sure to understand our guests’ preferences as well as our brand and needs. She took care of every detail and made it an incredibly enjoyable and easy experience; from organizing tastings to pricing and training all while making sure we were happy with each product chosen. Our wine program is the most successful it has ever been and that is largely due to our work with Renée.”
Renée helped us launch our new wine list. She was integral helping us select an appropriately balanced selection of bottles, by-the-glass wines, and was key in our staff training. Renée was amazing with our staff! In running our staff wine training session, she covered everything; tasting notes on our specific wines, table-side wine presentation, opening and pouring, all geared specifically for our restaurant’s casual dining style. Her confidence and expertise as a working sommelier put everyone at ease to ask questions, learn how to taste and practice the key points for selling our restaurant’s wine list. The profiles Renée wrote for each wine are incredible training tools, and great as reference we can use to study and continue to learn from, well after our training. We would be thrilled to have Renée back for more wine training sessions this spring!”