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Candace Olsen

Sommelier , Aldo Sohm Wine Bar
A professional Broadway dancer turned Sommelier. Candace found her passion for wine during an eight course food and wine pairing that blew her socks off while living in Paris performing “An American in Paris” Candace quickly signed up for her first wine class upon her return to NYC and hasn’t looked back. Most recently she was the Head Sommelier for Charlie Palmer’s flagship restaurant Aureole in NYC where she managed all aspects of their extensive wine program including curating the wine list, creating tasting menu pairings, private events, purchasing, staff education and floor service.


Sommeliers Choice AwardsGet Your Wines Rated by Candace Olsen!

Sommeliers Choice Awards gathers the top restaurant wine buyers, Master Sommeliers, wine directors who have a direct influence on the US on-premise market.

Put your wines in front of them and get rated by Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package.

If you're looking to get in front of the top sommeliers and on-premise wine buyers of the USA, now is the best time to enter your wines. Save up to $50 per wine.

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Leading wine brands from around the world now have an opportunity to grow their business and gain the attention of wine buyers, wine directors and influencers within the U.S. on-premise industry. Time to submit your wines in the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards.

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