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Jeremy Shanker MS

Corporate Wine Director at Mina Group and Master Sommelier

As the Corporate Wine Director at Mina Group, I oversee the wine programs and operations of more than 30 restaurants across the country. I am responsible for curating, sourcing, and training on the finest wines from around the world, as well as creating memorable experiences for our guests. I have been in this role for over three years, and I have been with Mina Group for more over eight years, starting originally at RN74 and then moving to Michael Mina prior to my current role.

In overseeing wine programs on a national scale, I have developed a deep understanding of the domestic and global wine market as well as current trends across various US locales. Likewise, my experience in running several high-end wine-driven restaurants has provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge in fine wine from around the world, including a strong emphasis on rare and older vintage wines.

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Valerie Cao

Director of Operations and Beverage Director at Le Colonial Chicago