Somm's List

Teddy Panos

Court of Master Sommeliers . Level 2 Certified Sommelier
Society of Wine Educators . Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)
La Valencia Hotel. La Jolla, CA. Wine Director
Royal Palms Resort. Phoenix, AZ. Food and Beverage Professional
Bice Ristorante. San Diego, CA. Food and Beverage Professional
Cucina Urbana. San Diego, CA. Food and Beverage Professional
Ritz Carlton Hotel. Chicago, IL
Everest Room. Chicago, IL
La Fontaine. Chicago, Ill
Wine Club/Direct to Consumer
Wine Sourcing and Purchasing
Wine Service- Bar or Wine Bar
Wine Service- Management
Inventory Management
Auctions and Private Sales
Wine and Food Pairing
Wine List Creation
Wine Educator
Tasting Room
Collectibles and Rare Wine
Wine Retail
Wine Service- Restaurant
The first time I truly experienced food and wine was when I was 19 years old. I was an apprenticing chef working with Jean Joho of Everest Room in Chicago. The chef took myself and a fellow colleague to dinner at a friend's restaurant. Joho ordered a bottle wine. We had an amazing dinner and I was beginning to appreciate wine and food together. What an exciting evening! I had no idea how spectacular the wine was until years later. Our wine that evening was a 1982 Chateau Lafite-Rothschild!
Teddy Panos
Teddy Panos
San Diego, CA
United States

Blue Bridge Hospitality, Stake Chophouse and Bar
Assistant General Manager / Wine Director