July 20, 2020
August 12, 2020
August 31, 2020
Samantha’s journey into the world of wine began during her tenure at The Carlyle Hotel in New York City. She was encouraged by the Director of Food and Beverage as well as her manager to follow through with her passion. After she completed Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World Wine School at the iconic One World Trade Center, she cemented her passion for wine, cuisine, and culture. Samantha continued her studies through the International Wine Center, Sommelier Society of America, WSET and Wine Scholar Guild. During her education, Samantha made her presence known in the beverage wholesale and retail industry including cellar managing.
She began her collection soon after her course at Windows and shared her thoughts and knowledge with prospective clientele. Her private practice continues to be distinctly operational and predominately located in New York and the UK. With her wine education and enduring relationships cultivated through the wholesale industry, Samantha developed wine programs and sales training classes for several restaurants in New York City.
Samantha then transitioned into the hospitality industry (food and beverage). She was hired by Plein Sud (Thompson Hotel), The Crown Group (Wine Spectator Award of Excellence) and Hotel Hugo to direct their wine programs; then recruited to Topnotch Resort and Spa (past recipient of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence) in Stowe, VT and is now the Sommelier and Wine Programme Manager at the prestigious Lodge and Spa at Brush Creek Ranch (part of The Brush Creek Ranch Collection) in Saratoga, WY.