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Mark C. Roberts

Mark C. Roberts is committed to wine service excellence with a focus on business solutions through professional development and specialized training.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
Society of Wine Educators . Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)
Court of Master Sommeliers . Level 1 Introductory Sommelier Certificate
Spopexa: Wines of France. New York, New York. Certification
Kobrand Corporation: Wine Education Program; Porto, Burgundy, & Piedmonte. Dallas, Texas
Brown Foreman: Center for Global Wine Education. Mendocino, California
Allied Domecq: Academy of Wine & Service Excellence. Dallas, Texas
Bordeaux Wine School. New York, New York. Diploma
EXPERIENCE
Wine Service Consulting, Inc.. Spring Branch, Texas. Owner
Quik-Way Beverage Group. Dallas, Texas. Corporate Wine Buyer & Director of Wine Marketing
Wishbone Graphics. Plano, Texas. Wine Editor
Centennial Fine Wine & Spirits. Dallas, Texas. Wine Director
Hilton Hotel. Altamonte Springs, Florida. Sommelier
Shoreline Restaurant Group. Rockwall, Texas. Beverage Director
SKILLS & EXPERTISE
Risk Assessment
Corporate/ Business Aviation - Beverage Service Trainer
Expert Investigation Wine Shipping Claims- Investigator
Tasting Room
Wine and Food Pairing
Wine Educator
Wine Judge
Wine List Creation
Wine Retail
Wine Service- Management
Wine Service- Restaurant
Wine Sourcing and Purchasing
Wine Writer
Mark C. Roberts is committed to wine service excellence with a focus on business solutions through professional development and specialized training.
GALLERY
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
PRESS
The Somm Journal, April/ May 2017: Meet Mark Roberts, The James Bond of Wine
Lone Star International Wine Competition, July 2006, Guest Speaker - Storing, Serving & Ordering Wine
Texas Cable Network News/ Mornings with Mattie, November 2006, Guest Appearence - Holiday Wines
Southwest Food Expo, June 2005, Guest Speaker - Wine Service Excellence Seminar
Self Magazine, June 2005, Interview - Pick a Great Wine.
Dallas Morning News, February 2005, Salut Magazine Interview - Mark Roberts wants you to have fun learning about wine.
CLIENTS
  • Lone Star Wine Cellars
  • Triple R Ranch Winery
  • Marriot International, Inc.
  • Lincoln National Corporation
  • Southwest Chapter Society of Cosmetic Chemists
  • Convatec/ Bristol Meyers Company
  • Market One Promotions
  • Wales Manor Vineyard & Winery
  • First Creek Winery
  • Woodbridge Winery
  • Plano Profile Magazine
  • Shoreline Restaurant Corporation
  • Wine Society of Houston
  • Air-Care International
  • American Express Company
RAVE REVIEWS
"The staff is extremely knowledgeable about wine and exceeded my expectations on the class. You did an excellent job explaining the various wines and spoke to all levels of wine drinkers. I look forward to working with Wine Service Consulting again in the future."
- Jennifer Etheridge, Senior Account Executive, Group Sales, Marriot International Inc.

"Thank you for the excellent Wine Flavor Chemistry Seminar you presented to the Southwest Chapter of Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Having been the first time we had embarked on such a different type of seminar, it was critical to get some of the elements of interest to focus on the cosmetic industry, and "congratulations" you certainly did. I would to take this opportunity to personally thank you for this special project truly well done and credit goes to Wine Service Consulting for a level of service and professionalism that exceeded our expectations."
- Jacklin Vetkoetter, 2005 Southwest Chapter Chair, Southwest Chapter Society of Cosmetic Chemist

"I want to thank Wine Service Consulting for a fantastic staff seminar and tasting conducted at Culpepper Steak House. We have had wine distributor representatives present tastings and classes over the years, but none have gotten across the message to our servers that you did. The tasting went great and finally someone kept the interest of our staff for the duration of the program. The wine service is definitely looking good."
- Paul Longinotti, Vice President Operations, Shoreline Restaurant Corporation

"Your presentation was remarkably informative and interesting. I feel I can hold a conversation about wine and order it with confidence. My clients had a great time and I will recommend you to anyone that wants a fascinating speaker."
- Patrick J. Coutier, AAMS, CRPC, Lincoln National Corporation

"Certified Specialist of Wine, Mark C. Roberts, isn't some nose-in-the-air snob, he's a passionate guy who communicates with the flair of a really good teacher. You'll come away with useful ideas you can remember - not for some test, but for the only lab that counts: your kitchen."
- Kim Pierce, Food & Wine Writer, The Dallas Morning News

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Mark C. Roberts
Mark C. Roberts
markrobertswsc@gmail.com
830-358-6086
Spring Branch, TX
United States

Wine Service Consulting, Inc.
Owner

Becoming fascinated with wine's cerebral and sensory pleasure at a young age, let alone its historical association to art, language and culture, I became a voracious reader of all things wine. At the age of 19 I taught my first wine class and at the ripe old age of 21, became one of the first sommeliers in Texas. In my twenties I developed the beverage program for the Shoreline Restaurant Corporations numerous restaurants and set a new bar for innovation in food and wine pairing. After leaving the hospitality industry I moved into the fine wine retailer arena to which I held positions as Wine Director, Director of Fine Wine Marketing and Corporate Wine Buyer. During this tenure I also secured a wine writing position will a North Texas lifestyle publication and I have authored over 50 articles on the subject of fine wine. I founded Wine Service Consulting, Inc. (WSC) in 2005, to offer a more diverse service to the wine world. WSC conducts expert witness and wine claims investigations in the Inland & Marine shipping industry. WSC also conducts wine service training for the private/ corporate aviation industry and cellar appraisals for collectors, estates and divorce.