Wine Educator Regional Expertise: South America Regional Expertise: France Wine Selection Consulting
Wine List Creation Private Gathering Themes Wine Educator Wine and Food Pairing
MY LIGHT BULB MOMENT
For the White- It happened at Le Vallauris restaurant, I was offered a Chablis Premier Cru. For the Red- it was at Cafe des Beaux Arts, experiencing a Chambertin.
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Society of Wine Educators - CSW Professional Member Local Wine Events- Wine Education
In person appearance -Wine Tasting "Last Friday of November 2017" - Giovanni Dandrea, Owner/ Winemaker Urban Press Winery
"It is my pleasure to have Stephanie join us at these events and I consider her to be extremely knowledgeable and highly regard the education she has received in the wine industry. She has shown an ability to select wines of high caliber and value. Stephanie has invited me to some of the wine education events over the years and I look forward to attend the next one." - Duc Newtran, General Manager- The Westin Bonaventure
"Stephanie invited me to several tastings. Her attention to detail and passion for the trade was inspiring. It was a wonderful experience and she is always full of great recommendations." - Tom DeSimone, President&CEO, Genesis LA-Harvard University Graduate School of Design
"Stephanie surprised me with her knowledge of not only California wines but with her knowledge of French, Italian, Spanish, South American, Australian wines as well. As French born, I was partial to only French wines, she helped me discover a wide spectrum of other great non French wines. Thank you, Stephanie" - Robert Conchy, Owner, Robert Conchy, Inc.
"Stephanie is not only a wine expert but is personable and a delight to work with. The wines she recommended for my gathering were a big hit." - Carolyn Leighton, CEO&Founder-WITI Women In Technology
I have invaluable experience with Tannat- the revered grape of Uruguay. Grape authenticity of expression is key. Before discovering Tannat, I had enjoyed many fine wines. I would be influenced by price, what someone else's choice would be, popularity of varietals, etc. My training started with Le Cordon Bleu College in Florida, where I completed requirements for the Sommelier certificate. Years prior, I had graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Miami. Savoir Wines means "to know" fine wines. As a Wine Location Specialist, I am accredited by the CIVC-France and the IVDP-Portugal and certified to lead wine education seminars,tastings and dinners specific to Champagne and Port. I am one of 125 people across the globe with this certification,attending the Inaugural Champagne Tasting invited by the Champagne Bureau, Washington DC. Various focused educational experiences have continued over the years. For the past 4 years, I have participated on a weekly basis in a wine tasting at the Westin Bonaventure DTLA-Downtown Los Angeles. L.A. Prime offers one of the best wine lists in the city and was given the 2017 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator. I am longstanding Professional member of the Society of Wine Educators