Presenters

Andrew Fisher

Andy Fisher has been President of Astor Wines & Spirits for over 30 years. When he started in 1971, it was a small shop in the middle of Ast...

Ethan Fixell

Ethan Fixell is a passionate beverage journalist, Certified Cicerone:registered:, and Certified Specialist of Spirits (CSS). His writing on ...

Rachel Kim

Rachel Kim is a born and bred New Yorker who has been working in hospitality since she was a tween. She has bartended in the dives of the Ea...

Tess Rose Lampert

Tess, now Brooklyn-based, has been a lifelong world traveler and lover of food and drink. She holds the advanced certification from the Wine...

Cristina Martin

Cristina is a wine and spirits educator, writer, and enthusiast. She currently serves as the Programming Manager at Astor Center, where she ...

Allison Robbins

Allison began her work in wine in 2004 as a broker. In 2010, she became a licensed importer and wholesaler. Currently, she is the sole propr...

Robin Robinson

Robin Robinson is a private consultant to the American craft whiskey industry, where he helps small brands identify their unique stories to ...

Kimberly Severson

Kimberly Severson is a wine educator, sommelier, caterer and all-around food and drink enthusiast. Trained at the Culinary Institute of Amer...

Jenn Smith

Jenn started working in food at 13, and in college passed on work-study shifts at the library in order to serve beer and shots in a biker ba...

Alexis Tanen Shaw

Alexis Tanen Shaw has been compelled by an inherent craving for deliciousness and has read, eaten, and cooked to that end since childhood.b...

April Wachtel

April Wachtel is a passionate educator, an experienced mixologist, a spirits aficionado, and a lover of learning, technology, and design. Sh...

Nellie Wu

Nellie Wu, the general manager at W&T Seafood, has been a seafood lover for most of her life. Her family started a small retail seafood shop...

Dylan York

Dylan York has over 20 years experience in the food and wine industry. He cut his teeth in the restaurant business at an early age while pur...