Somm's List

Erin Brooks

Court of Master Sommeliers . Level 2 Certified Sommelier
Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits
Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
College of Santa Fe. Santa Fe, NM. BA in Creative Writing & Politics
Bouchon Bistro. Yountville, CA. Head Sommelier
Ad Lib. Napa, CA. Wine Director
Cafe Pasqual's. Santa Fe, NM. Wine Director
Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta. Santa Fe, NM. Sommelier
Taos Winter Wine Fest. Taos, NM. Sommelier
Local Flavor Magazine. Santa Fe, NM. Freelance Food & Wine Writer
Geronimo Restaurant. Santa Fe, NM. Bar Manager
Wine Service- Management
Wine Writer
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust Intermediate Certificate in Wine & Spirits, Pass with Distinction, January 2012
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust Advanced Certificate in Wine & Spirits, Pass with Distinction, February 2013
  • Scholarship Recipient, Guild of Sommeliers Enrichment Trip, “SommCamp,” November 2014
  • Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Exam, May 2013. Scholarship Recipient, Walter Clore for top Certified exam score
  • Scholarship Recipient, André Tchelistcheff Advanced Course Educational Scholarship for Court of Master Sommeliers, June 2015
  • Scholarship Recipient, Bonaccorsi Advanced Sommelier Exam Scholarship for Court of Master Sommeliers, March 2016
Erin Brooks
Erin Brooks
Napa, CA
United States

Bouchon Bistro
Head Sommelier

Erin Brooks is a Certified Sommelier from Santa Fe, New Mexico. After graduating from the College of Santa Fe with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Politics, she became involved in the service industry and fell in love with wine. She has since worked as a restaurant manager, sommelier and wine director. Erin is a recipient of the Walter Clore Scholarship and the 2015 André Tchelistcheff Advanced Course Scholarship. She has passed with distinction both the intermediate and advanced level exams for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. In 2015, Erin relocated to Napa and currently works for the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group as head sommelier at Bouchon Bistro in Yountville, CA. She also works as a freelance food and wine writer and as a sommelier and wine educator for private clients. She is hard at work preparing for the Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced exam and is enrolled in the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Diploma program. Visit her blog at