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A Cork in the Road

101 EpisodesProduced by Kelly Website

This series of conversations with wine professionals goes behind the wine so you can meet the distributors, retailers, educators, beverage directors, etc. who are shaping the Southeast wine industry and beyond. Each episode is dedicated to learning about someone's wine journey and their impact. We a… read more

101 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

Episode 101 - Rollin Soles, Winemaker and Founder of ROCO Winery

March 27th, 2023


This episode was the first ever recording of the podcast with a live audience here in Atlanta, GA. We welcomed Rollin Soles of ROCO Winery to Vine …

Episode 100 - "Where Are They Now?" Conversations with Past Guests

March 14th, 2023


Cheers to 100 episodes! We celebrate this milestone by checking in and catching up with several past guests:

Billie Harris (2:48 - 15:44)

Billie was the guest on the first ever episode of the podcast – Episode 1! She is …

Episode 99 - Janice Williams, Freelance Wine Journalist

February 28th, 2023


This episode features Janice Williams, a freelance writer living, working, wining, and dining in New York City. Before transitioning into the food …

Episode 98 - Listener Q&A with a Very Special Guest

February 14th, 2023


This episode is our first "Listener Q&A" episode inspired by our friends at The Winemakers Podcast. Kelly's husband, Ryan Cornett, joins her live on air to discuss a variety of questions submitted by podcast …

Episode 97 - Yolanda Shoshana, Wine & Spirits Ambassador and On-Premise Representative

February 1st, 2023


This episode features Yolanda Shoshana, a tastemaker, content creator, brand ambassador, and on-premise representative for wine and spirits based in …

Episode 96 - Kaitlin "Jett" Kolarik, Wine Professional and Photographer

January 18th, 2023


Kaitlin "Jett" Kolarik is a wine professional and photographer in Atlanta, GA. They come to the wine industry from a background in media production …

Episode 95 - Adam Pucillo, Fine Wine Specialist for The Estates Group of Republic National Distributing Company

January 4th, 2023


This episode features Adam Pucillo, currently the Fine Wine Specialist for The Estates Group, the fine wine division of Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC). He was formerly the wine director of Del Frisco's …

Episode 94 - Steven Meir, Founder of Bon Vin Selections

December 1st, 2022


This episode features Steven Meir, the founder of Bon Vin Selections. He grew up in Atlanta and graduated from the University of Georgia, but he got his start in the hospitality and fine dining industry when he moved to …

Episode 93 - Tiffanie Barriere, "The Drinking Coach" Educator and Mixologist

November 18th, 2022


This episode features Tiffanie Barriere, a bartender, educator, mixologist, and Tastemakers of the South award-winner who spent 7 years as the …

Episode 92 - Jacob Gragg, Ca’ del Bosco & Portfolio Fine Wine Specialist

November 7th, 2022


This episode features Jacob Gragg, the Ca’ del Bosco & Portfolio Fine Wine Specialist based in Atlanta, GA. Considered the industry standard for …

Episode 91 - Vas Sanchez, Sour Grapes Sales Rep and Stand-Up Comedian

October 27th, 2022


This episode features Vas Sanchez, an actor, comedian, and wine sales rep based in Atlanta, GA. He is a 5-year veteran representing the Sour Grapes …

Episode 90 - Marvella Castaneda, Wine Director for Lazy Betty

October 14th, 2022


This episode features Marvella Castaneda. She is a talented wine and art professional who is fairly new to Atlanta and is currently the Wine Director for Lazy Betty, a tasting menu restaurant where you can enjoy either …

Episode 89 - Part 3 of 3 - Virginia Mini Series - Chauncey Jenkins, Shockoe Wine Ambassador

October 7th, 2022


This is the finale episode of a 3-part mini series dedicated to all things Virginia Wine in partnership with The Veraison Project and Oenoverse initiatives.

This episode features Chauncey Jenkins, a hospitality …

Episode 88 - Part 2 of 3 - Virginia Mini Series - Lance Lemon, Co-Founder of RichWine RVA and Co-Owner of Penny's

October 6th, 2022


This is the second episode of a 3-part mini series dedicated to all things Virginia Wine in partnership with The Veraison Project and Oenoverse initiatives.

This episode features Lance Lemon, a Virginia native and a …

Episode 87 - Part 1 of 3 - Virginia Mini Series - Tasha Durrett, Founder of Black Women Who Wine

October 5th, 2022


This is the first episode of a 3-part mini series dedicated to all things Virginia Wine in partnership with The Veraison Project and Oenoverse initiatives. We begin this episode with an introduction to these initiatives …

Episode 86 - Bailey McAlister, Wine Rhetoric PhD Student at Georgia State University

September 28th, 2022


Bailey McAlister is in the final year of her PhD in English at Georgia State University in Atlanta, and she is simultaneously pursuing an education …

Episode 85 - Claudio Gallardo, Sales Director for Perrine's Wine Shop

September 14th, 2022


This episode features Claudio Gallardo, the Sales Director for Perrine's Wine Shop. Claudio is originally from Quito, Ecuador but has lived in the US since the age of 12. Although his academic studies are in …

Episode 84 - Advanced Sommelier Elizabeth Dames, Capital City Club

August 29th, 2022


This episode features Elizabeth Dames, a passionate and engaging wine professional with over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She passed the first examination for the Diploma Certificate with the Wine …

Episode 83 - Portugal with Melissa Abreu, Owner of Dom Beijos

August 19th, 2022


This episode features audio clips from wine professionals who work at WOW, The New Cultural District in Porto, Portugal, followed by a discussion …

Episode 82 - Eric Palmer, Certified Sommelier and Sales Lead at Perrine’s Wine

August 9th, 2022


Originally from Philadelphia, Eric Palmer moved to Atlanta in 2020 after completing his degree in Philosophy and Economics. His current role in the …

Episode 81 - Mason Washington, German Wine Entrepreneur and Founder of LELIYG

July 27th, 2022


This episode features Mason Washington, a certified specialist of wine through the society of wine educators paving the way through Germany and German wines. Born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, he moved to …

Episode 80 - Mike Annis, Certified Sommelier and Distributor Rep for Northeast Sales

July 14th, 2022


This episode features Mike Annis, who began his wine journey by bussing tables at Del Frisco’s Atlanta in early 2014. By 2017, he was their full time …

Episode 79 - Dr. Santresa Glass, Wine and Cigar Educator of Vino &, LLC

June 29th, 2022


This episode features Atlanta native and recently-retired educator, Dr. Santresa Glass (San), who is the founder of Vino &, LLC (formerly Vino & Leaf), Cutting Board Stories, and The ASHtionary. She is a food, …

Episode 78 - Joe Herrig, Director of Education for Georgia Crown Distributing Company

June 17th, 2022


This episode features Joe Herrig, the Director of Education for Georgia Crown Distributing Company. He is a Certified Sommelier, a Certified Specialist of Wine, and a Diploma candidate with the Wine & Spirits …

Episode 77 - Jade Palmer, Wine Student and Former Sky Sommelier

June 10th, 2022


Jade hails from London, England, but has called Atlanta her home for most of her life. We talk about how she first became intrigued by wine while working as a flight attendant and taking a “Sky Sommelier” course that …

Episode 6.11 - SEASON FINALE - Maurizio Zanella, Ca’ del Bosco

May 25th, 2022


This episode was recorded live in Atlanta while sitting across from and drinking wine with Maurizio Zanella of Ca’ del Bosco. He was born in 1956 in the Lombardy region of Italy, and his introduction to the world of …

Episode 6.10 - Henna Bakshi, TV Producer and Cooking Show Host

May 18th, 2022


Henna Bakshi is a producer at HLN/CNN and an on-camera personality for everything food and wine. She was born and raised in New Delhi, India, and …

Episode 6.9 - Reggie Leonard, Wine Unify Award Recipient and Virginia Wine Enthusiast

May 11th, 2022


This inspiring and uplifting episode features Reggie Leonard, a wine student and Virginia wine enthusiast based in Charlottesville, Virginia. He …

Episode 6.8 - Erin Mason, Viticulture at Paicines Ranch in California

May 4th, 2022


This episode features Erin Mason, a former Atlanta resident who worked with Fifth Group Restaurants for 10 years where she started as a server, became a manager, and quickly moved into beverage programs. Less than two …

Episode 6.7 - Alex Lopez, Burgundy School of Business MBA Student

April 27th, 2022


This episode takes us to Greenville, SC to talk with Alex Lopez, a wine educator at the North Carolina Wine Academy who is preparing to attend the …

Episode 6.6 - Sommelier Peter Poulos, Highland Fine Wine and 2022 ATL "Somm Smackdown" Champion

April 20th, 2022


This episode features Peter Poulos, a wine and hospitality professional whose path in wine began while in Athens, GA attending The University of …

Episode 6.5 - Kelly Hawkins, La Fête Wine Co.

April 13th, 2022


Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Kelly Hawkins moved to Atlanta in 1994 to complete his last years of high school. Moving on to pursue an …

Episode 6.4 - Eduardo Porto Carreiro, Beverage Director for Rocket Farm Restaurants

April 6th, 2022


Eduardo Porto Carreiro moved to Atlanta in 2017 after spending five years in New York City and previously ten years in Los Angeles. He first joined the Rocket Farm team as a Beverage Manager overseeing JCT, Marcel, and …

Episode 6.3 - Alli and Bertus van Zyl, Belong Wine Co.

March 30th, 2022


This episode features Alli and Bertus van Zyl, the dynamic duo behind the bright, fresh wines of Belong Wine Co. that they launched in 2017. Their …

Episode 6.2 - Randi Brady, Diversified Vines and Taste the Playlist

March 23rd, 2022


This episode features Randi Brady, creator of Diversified Vines and Taste the Playlist. She is a wine enthusiast originally from Harlem who is committed to bridging the gap between the gritty elements of hip-hop and the …

Episode 6.1 - Sommelier Matthew Conway, The Tippling House

March 15th, 2022


Kicking off a new season of wine stories from the Southeast, this episode features Matthew Conway - the owner, operator, and sommelier at The Tippling House in Charleston’s Elliotborough neighborhood. The Tippling House …

Episode 5.10 - SEASON FINALE - Amanda Kimbrough, Avant Partir

December 29th, 2021


Amanda Kimbrough is a lifelong Georgian who works in distribution for Avant Partir, a wine wholesale company selling primarily natural wine to …

Episode 5.9 - Sommelier Cate Hatch, Southern Belle & Georgia Boy

December 21st, 2021


Cate Hatch grew up in both Atlanta, Georgia, and Raleigh, North Carolina, and has always cherished the culture and food heritage of the American …

Episode 5.8 - Aaron Monu and Jamila Janneh, Wine(s) for the Culture

December 15th, 2021


Aaron Monu and Jamila Janneh created Wine(s) for the Culture during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown after a few bottles of wine in their Brooklyn …

Episode 5.7 - Sam Coturri, Winery Sixteen 600

December 8th, 2021


This episode features Sam Coturri, and family legend holds that at the age of three, Sam went around a party his parents were having with a tray full …

Episode 5.6 - Jean-Wesley "Wes" Michel, Brand Ambassador and Community Engagement

November 30th, 2021


This episode features Jean-Wesley "Wes" Michel of @WineWithWes. He's currently a Global Brand Ambassador based in Washington D.C. for Michael Lavelle Wines, but he is also finishing up his degree in Business …

Episode 5.5 - Ryan Mullins, Certified Sommelier and Sales Consultant

November 23rd, 2021


Ryan Mullins is an Atlanta Native with 15 years as a Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. Ryan currently works as a Sales …

Episode 5.4 - Sedale McCall, Untold Wine Stories

November 17th, 2021


Sedale McCall is the owner of Untold Wine Stories, a brand that believes "Storytelling is Social Justice'' and in the power of highlighting a wide …

Episode 5.3 - Candace Lynn, Wine It On Me

November 10th, 2021


This episode features Candace Lynn, a former elementary teacher from Pennsylvania who decided to take a chance on herself and pursue her love of wine. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, she is currently living in Napa …

Episode 5.2 - Winemaker Cabell Coursey, Coursey Graves

November 2nd, 2021


This episode features winemaker Cabell Coursey of Coursey Graves in California. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Cabell talks about how he first cut his teeth in the vineyards and cellars of Burgundy, New Zealand, and …

Episode 5.1 - Katie Rice, VinoTeca

October 27th, 2021


We kick off Season 5 with Katie Rice, owner of VinoTeca in Inman Park. She moved to Atlanta in 2001 after graduating from Miami University (the Ohio one) and found her first fine dining job with Van Gogh’s in Roswell, …

Episode 4.12 - SEASON FINALE - Charly Fatien, Maison Fatien

May 19th, 2021


For this episode, we time-travel across the ocean to chat with Charly Fatien of Maison Fatien who has been making wine in Burgundy for over 15 years. After starting his domaine with a small parcel of Gevrey-Chambertin …

Episode 4.11 - Will Hamilton, Violin Wine

May 12th, 2021


This episode features winemaker Will Hamilton, founder of Violin Wines located in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. He's been working in the Oregon wine …

Episode 4.10 - Sommelier Cara McBroom,

May 5th, 2021


This episode features Cara McBroom, a Certified Sommelier and owner of currently living in Denver, CO. Her first job in the wine industry was working for a small winery in southwest Virginia, but she later …

Episode 4.9 - Nikki Dickerson, Wine Writer and Communications Strategist

April 28th, 2021


This episode time travels from Atlanta to Burgundy as we chat with Nikki Dickerson, a wine writer and communications strategist with a passion for rare varieties and cellar hand experience in both hemispheres. After …

Episode 4.8 - Sommelier Taurean Philpott, Bacchanalia

April 21st, 2021


This episode features Taurean Philpott, currently the Beverage Manager at Bacchanalia in Atlanta. He was born in Bermuda where agriculture was a …

Episode 4.7 - Krishna Chapatwala, Chef and Wine Shop Owner

April 14th, 2021


This episode features Krishna Chapatwala, a professional chef and wine connoisseur. She is delighted to bring her multicultural passion for wine and …

Episode 4.6 - Femi Oyediran, Graft Wine Shop

April 7th, 2021


This episode features sommelier Femi Oyediran, co-owner of Graft Wine Shop in Charleston, South Carolina. We talk about his love of music almost as …

Episode 4.5 - Nick Kaiser, Hop City Craft Beer & Wine

March 31st, 2021


This episode features Nick Kaiser, a wine geek and music lover, who got his start in the service industry managing cafés. We talk about what he learned from those early days in the coffee industry and how he eventually …

Episode 4.4 - Vanessa Raymond, Telesomm founder

March 24th, 2021


This episode features Vanessa Raymond, a wine-loving socio-technologist and entrepreneur. Working in tech since 2012, she is committed to software …

Episode 4.3 - Hardy Wallace, Dirty & Rowdy Family Winery

March 17th, 2021


This episode features winemaker Hardy Wallace of Dirty and Rowdy Family Winery. After living in Atlanta, GA while publishing his Dirty South Wine …

Episode 4.2 - Jordan Lynn Traylor, Chef and Wine Advisor

March 9th, 2021


Jordan is a California native, an internationally-trained chef, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate, and a sommelier. She began her culinary career in …

Episode 4.1 - Jaclyn Fiola, PhD Soil Science Student in Virginia

March 3rd, 2021


This season premiere episode features Jaclyn Fiola, a PhD student and soil scientist in Virginia Tech's School of Plant & Environmental Sciences. …

Episode 3.13 - SEASON FINALE - Live with Dan and Kristina Limoges of Limoges Cellars

December 21st, 2020


This episode features the husband-wife duo of Limoges Cellars - an up and coming vineyard on 37 acres in Cleveland, Georgia, projected to open in 2023. The vineyard will showcase an initial 5 acres of vines as well as …

Episode 3.12 - Live with Dr. Nadeen White, The Sophisticated Life Blog

December 14th, 2020


This episode features Dr. Nadeen White, a physician and award-winning travel blogger who has been practicing medicine for over 20 years while also traveling all over the world. Her blog, The Sophisticated Life, covers …

Episode 3.11 - Live with Adam Danielson and Aleah James, Fermented Wine Boutique

December 7th, 2020


This episode features Fermented Wine Boutique in Alpharetta, GA, which was founded by Adam Danielson in May 2018 as a space to introduce amazing people to amazing wines. They support family-owned brands with an emphasis …

Episode 3.10 - Live with Leslie Wilson, Hospitality Professional

November 30th, 2020


This episode features Leslie Wilson, a passionate and seasoned hospitality professional looking to educate and excite beginning wine enthusiasts as they start their journey into learning, loving, and understanding the …

Episode 3.9 - Live with Chelsea Young, Certified Specialist of Wine

November 23rd, 2020


This episode features Chelsea Young, AKA The Winey Redhead, who is an Atlanta native and a wine education enthusiast. After a long career in hospitality, she has recently made the switch to wine distribution with her …

Episode 3.8 - Live with Kieran and Kristie Robinson, R Five Wines

November 16th, 2020


This episode features Kieran and Kristie Robinson of R Five Wines. Both natives of Philadelphia, they are in the process of opening up a tasting room soon in Downingtown, PA. Winemaker Kieran realized his passion for …

Episode 3.7 - Live with Conner Taylor of Sommify

November 10th, 2020


This episode features Conner Taylor, a wine professional in Atlanta, GA who has been on the distributor side of the wine industry for 12 years. He is currently the Director of Product Knowledge for United Distributors, …

Episode 3.6 - Live with Seung Hee Lee, KoreanFusion

November 2nd, 2020


This episode features Seung Hee Lee - a writer, chef, and Epidemiologist with a PhD in Human Nutrition. Born and raised in Korea, she has studied …

Episode 3.5 - Live with Jabe and Barbara Hilson, Noble Wine Cellar

October 26th, 2020


Noble Wine Cellar is winemaker Jabe Hilson’s label devoted to the development of Southern wines. Together with his wife Barbara and a select number of growers, Noble Wine Cellar has developed a reputation for high …

Episode 3.4 - Live with Dwight Phyall, WineTheWayYouLike and V-NO Wine Bar

October 20th, 2020


This episode features Dwight Phyall, better known as "DAP", who lives in the D.C. area but is connected to the Atlanta wine community through friends of the Podcast. He is a Program Manager for a health tech company, …

Episode 3.3 - Live with Tiffany Morris, CSW/CSS

October 12th, 2020


This episode features Tiffany Morris, an inspiring wine professional who recently moved from Atlanta, Georgia to Melbourne, Australia. Prior to moving, she was a Fine Wine Specialist at United Distributors with fifteen …

Episode 3.2 - Live with Kacey Ivey, Wine Consultant

October 5th, 2020


Kacey Ivey is a sales consultant for a national importer and distributor, and she always puts her clients' needs at the top of her priorities. She …

Episode 3.1 - Live with Stephen James, Uva Imports

September 27th, 2020


We are kicking off Season 3 with Stephen James of Uva Imports. After falling in love with nature out West, studying Ecology at the University of …

Episode 2.15 - Live with Joon Lim, Cherokee Town & Country Club

August 3rd, 2020


Sommelier Joon Lim's wine journey started in college by picking up a wine book - and he still recommends that anyone interested in wine do the same. …

Episode 2.14 - Live with Sommelier Chris McLloyd

July 27th, 2020


This episode featuring Sommelier Chris McLloyd is both inspiring and entertaining - he has such a joyful approach to wine exploration. After first …

Episode 2.13 - Live with Sommelier Juan Cortés

July 20th, 2020


This episode featuring Sommelier Juan Cortés is one of a kind - it will give you a true look behind the wine into his incredible journey to becoming one of Atlanta's most talented wine professionals. Like a series of …

Episode 2.12 - Live with Sarah Pierre, 3 Parks Wine Shop

July 13th, 2020


Sarah Pierre, an Atlanta native, has been the owner of 3 Parks Wine Shop in Atlanta's Glenwood Park neighborhood since 2013. She moved into the wine world from restaurants and brings her expertise in hospitality and …

Episode 2.11 - Live with Whitney Blue, Wine Educator

June 29th, 2020


This episode features Whitney Blue, wine educator of @winewithwhitney and sales rep for Prime Wine and Spirits based in Atlanta, GA. We talk about her experiences working in retail, restaurants, and distribution and how …

Episode 2.10 - Live with Ahry Ko, Beverage Director

June 22nd, 2020


This episode features Ahry Ko, the Corporate Beverage Director for Savi Provisions based in Atlanta, GA. She first moved to Atlanta for college at …

Episode 2.9 - Live with Sommelier Pepe Fundora of Casa Nuova

June 15th, 2020


Certified Sommelier Pepe Fundora grew up in the restaurant and hospitality industry, and his passion for helping people discover new wines lies at the core of all his work. His family owns and operates an Italian …

Episode 2.8 - Live with Perrine Prieur, Perrine's Wine Shop

June 1st, 2020


Perrine Prieur grew up in France just a few miles from Chablis on her family's farm. Her connection to nature and vineyards started at a very young age, and her passion for food and wine continued to grow while studying …

Episode 2.7 - Live with Katie of French Wine Tutor

May 24th, 2020


This episode features Katie Melchior, a French-speaking blogger and educator based in New York City, who is quickly becoming a leading voice in the …

Episode 2.6 - Live with Lia Picard, Journalist and Freelance Writer

May 18th, 2020


This episode explores a slightly different aspect of the wine industry through the media lens of journalist and freelance lifestyle writer, Lia Picard. She is based in Atlanta and reports on food, spirits, travel, …

Episode 2.5 - Live with Sommelier Janeen Jason of VinoTeca

May 11th, 2020


Sommelier Janeen Jason is one of the welcoming faces you see whenever you shop for wine at VinoTeca in the Inman Park neighborhood of Atlanta, but she's also a talented blind taster and a dedicated mentor for other …

Episode 2.4 - Live with Mariano and Angelina Cebrián, Panoram Imports

May 5th, 2020


This episode takes us virtually to Chattanooga, TN for a visit with Mariano and Angelia Cebrián of Panoram Imports to talk about their portfolio of …

Episode 2.3 - Live with Adeline Borra, Terroirs by Adeline

April 28th, 2020


This international episode features Adeline Borra, a chef and wine instructor living in Beaune, France. She is creating unique wine and food experiences at her home in Burgundy as part of "Terroirs by Adeline" and is …

Episode 2.2 - Live with Sean Omar, The Wine Guide Atlanta

April 20th, 2020


Sean Omar is the founder and owner of The Wine Guide in Atlanta, GA. He brings his passion for wine culture and world travels to his business of …

Episode 2.1: Live with Clarke Anderson, Beverage Manager for Ford Fry Restaurants

January 21st, 2020


Clarke Anderson is a talented sommelier serving as beverage manager for Ford Fry’s restaurants, such as King + Duke, St. Cecilia, and No. 246 in Decatur. He has a wealth of experience working in restaurants and …

Episode 15: Live with Eric Miller, Yonah Mountain Vineyards

August 1st, 2019


Eric Miller is the son of Bob and Jane Miller, the owners of Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland, GA. He is the General Manager of the winery business, and he shared a lot of interesting insight about winery …

Episode 14: Live with Bob and Jane Miller, Yonah Mountain Vineyards

August 1st, 2019


Bob and Jane Miller are the owners of Yonah Mountain Vineyards in Cleveland, GA. I sat down with them for a chat in their beautiful North Georgia …

Episode 13: Live with Nancy Waldeck, Chef and Wine Educator

August 1st, 2019


Nancy Waldeck is a chef, cookbook author, public speaker, and wine specialist. She leads and delivers more than 100 events and classes per year in …

Episode 12: Live with Dana Gurela, Deep Roots Wine Market

August 1st, 2019


Dana Gurela is the owner of Deep Roots Wine Market and Tasting Room located in historic downtown Roswell, GA. She is a California Wine Appellation Specialist and has passed her WSET Level 2 exam. Her shop hosts special …

Episode 11: Live with Travis Green, Winemaker

August 1st, 2019


Travis Green is the winemaker at Atlanta's City Winery. He is a huge supporter of the Georgia wine industry, and he is making many wines from Georgia-grown grapes right in the heart of an urban environment. Born and …

Episode 10: Live with Faielle Stocco, Banshee

August 1st, 2019


Faielle Stocco is Partner and Bar Manager of East Atlanta Village's Banshee, but she is no stranger to the ATL food and beverage scene. With a true passion for all things wine, she is in charge of designing the …

Episode 9: Live with Tyler Barnes, Accent Cellars

August 1st, 2019


Tyler Barnes is the co-founder of Accent Cellars located two minutes from downtown Dahlonega, GA. He and his brother-in-law are sourcing grapes from farms in Georgia, California, and Texas to craft their wines that they …

Episode 8: Live with Tim Willard, European Cellars

August 1st, 2019


A familiar and friendly face of the Atlanta wine scene, Tim Willard is the Eastern Regional Sales Manager for Charlotte-based importer, European Cellars. He is a passionate wine educator who also has experience working …

Episode 7: Live with Emmanuel Faure, One On Wine

August 1st, 2019


Bringing a new portfolio to Atlanta's wine scene, Emmanuel Faure was born and raised in the Rhône Valley of Southern France. He began working in …

Episode 6: Live with Melissa Davis, Sommelier

August 1st, 2019


Melissa Davis, formerly the beverage director at Staplehouse, was named Atlanta's 2018 "Rising Star Sommelier" by Star Chefs. She was born in Oklahoma but has been an Atlanta resident for many years and got her start by …

Episode 5: Live with Mara Davis, Atlanta Eats

August 1st, 2019


For a slightly different perspective on wine in the Southeast, I caught up with Mara Davis, a leading voice for Atlanta's food and dining scene. She is a radio personality, a brand ambassador, and a co-host for Atlanta …

Episode 4: Live with Larissa Dubose, Wine Educator

July 31st, 2019


Larissa Dubose is a wine educator and founder of The Lotus & The Vines. She is creating approachable content for all levels of wine drinkers with more than 8 years in the wine & spirits industry. She brings her …

Episode 3 - Live with Tamara Vrooman Lucas, Virginia Wine Distributor

July 31st, 2019


Tamara Vrooman Lucas, a resident of Atlanta, founded The Commonwealth Collective to showcase the best of Virginia wine with a range of products and …

Episode 2 - Live with Manjula deSilva, Wine Sales Rep

July 26th, 2019


Manj deSilva is a familiar face in the Atlanta wine industry, and he has lots of valuable insight to share. Currently a Regional Sales Representative for a Slovenian wine import company, he has a wealth of experience in …

Episode 1 - Live with Billie Harris, The Vino Van

July 26th, 2019


I went live on the road with Billie Harris, Vinologist and Founder of The Vino Van, LLC. We chat about all things wine and how she is shaping the …

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