Laura Mooney is a wine, spirits, and saké consultant for Astor Wines & Spirits. She is a saké sommelier certified by the Saké Institute of America. She also holds the WSET advanced degree from the International Culinary Institute. Growing up in Buffalo, NY she cut her teeth on Finger Lakes Riesling and her passion for wine and spirits grew as she continued to travel and study. Landing at Astor Wines in 2014 was ideal for her daily practice and continuing knowledge. She is always excited about adventurous food and wine pairings and maintains a personal rule of trying everything twice.