THE SOCIAL SOMM
Wine Services for Any & Every Occasion
A casual wine night. A big celebration. Storing a rare bottle of wine.
For any and all of your wine needs, I am here to help and offer guidance.
All services can be customized based on your needs and preferences.
Thanks again for your attention to detail and dedication to finding us the same wines in 3 different states!
- C.B. (New York)
Thank you so much for making our event such a delight. The feedback was terrific. You were able to engage our group well and appreciate your passion for wine.
- B.M. (D.C.)
The information was enjoyable and more thorough than most. I really appreciated that the wines were tailored to my tastes and I was able to taste/learn about specific regions. The wines were great and I'll be purchasing them again for home consumption.
- J.L. (New York)
Great job! I thought it worked out really well and the feedback has been very positive.
- M.M. (D.C.)
I'm so glad it all came together and [...] everyone had a great time! Thank you for making it possible!
- J.N. (D.C.)
Other Somm Services
- Food & Wine Pairing
- Home Cellar Management
- Special Occasion Wines
- Wine Bottle Aging Guidance
Need to find the perfect wine(s) for a special occasion? Wondering when to drink that gem from your cellar? I can help select the perfect pairings and advise when to uncork that special bottle.
"My only regret in
life is that I did not drink more wine"
- Ernest Hemingway
My genuine interest in wine began in 2013 and hasn't let up since!
I started hosting "wine nights" for my friends and quickly realized that
for me, wine was becoming more than just a hobby.
2017 - Moved to D.C. from Michigan
2018 - Changing careers from events to Food & Beverage
Began as a Host for a Michelin-star restaurant in a Forbes Five Star
hotel in D.C.
2019 - Enrolled in the WSET Level 3 Course
Passed the Level 3 exam with Merit (Distinction in Theory)
Promoted from Host to Wine Director
2020 - Covid & Hotel/Restaurant Shutdown
Created The Social Somm as a creative outlet during quarantine
Career "pivot" as Manager with a commercial real estate development company, overseeing the development and operations of opening a14,000 sq. ft. food hall in Foggy Bottom, D.C.
2021 - Sat and Passed the Court of Master Sommelier Certified Exam
2022 - Back to the Hotel Biz
Settled back into the Food & Beverage industry as the Manager of Food & Beverage Outlets in a luxury hotel in D.C.
I am currently a WSET Level 4 Diploma (DipWSET) student and plan to take the Advanced Sommelier exam in 2024.
I created The Social Somm as a means of combining my two passions: event planning and wine! My hope is to create experiences that help others fall more deeply in love with wine, one sip at a time.