Somm's List

Veronica Rauch

House of Lustau. Certified Sherry Wine Specialist
Wine Scholar Guild. French Wine Scholar
Court of Master Sommeliers . Level 2 Certified Sommelier
Wine and Spirit Education Trust. Advanced Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits
San Diego State University. The Business of Wine
Sommelier Challenge. San Diego. Wine Judge
The Patio on Goldfinch. San Diego. Floor/Wine Manager
Addison at the Grand Del Mar. San Diego, CA. Sommelier
WineSellar and Brasserie. San Diego, CA. Sommelier
La Costa Wine Company. Carlsbad, CA. Sommelier/Fromager
Pacific San Diego Magazine. San Diego, CA. Contributing Writer
San Diego County Fair. San Diego. Wine Judge
San Diego Spirits Festival. San Diego, CA. Spirits Judge
San Mateo County Forensic Laboratory. San Mateo, CA. Forensic Scientist
Beverage Management
Tasting Room
Wine Judge
Wine Club/Direct to Consumer
Wine Retail
Wine Service- Bar or Wine Bar
Wine Service- Restaurant
Wine Educator
Inventory Management
Wine Service- Management
Collectibles and Rare Wine
Certified Food Protection Manager
Cheese Instruction and Pairing
Trained Fromager
Internationally Published Writer
Corporate Dinners and Receptions
Event Planning
Regional Expertise: France
"My first 'A-ha' moment with wine happened while I was drinking an old bottle of Barolo and 'Take on me' came on the radio."
Veronica Rauch
Veronica Rauch
San Diego, CA
United States

Callaway Vineyard and Winery
Wine Educator

After years spent in the wrong career, I finally concluded that wine is where is where my heart beats the fastest. I soon ditched my nine year stint in Forensic Science and plunged back into the hospitality industry to pursue affairs of the vine with abandon. Turns out, there is much science in wine!

My experience for the most part, has been on the front end of the industry where I've worked in wine retail and as a floor Sommelier in fine-dining environments. I am also trained as a Fromager, and tend to skulk about the webular parts as a food and beverage writer. You could say I'm a proud proprietor to a tiny army of incongruent interests with wine leading at the forefront. 

I am currently preparing for Advanced credentials and plan on moving into some focused writing as I continue to chase the siren call of wine education. Looking forward to a lifetime of learning!