Presenters

Chris Badini

Chris’ career in the hospitality industry started at a very young age in his family’s restaurants. Food was his original passion and working...

Dana Beninati

Dana Beninati is a James Beard award-winning producer, educator and writer. As a chef and sommelier, Dana’s superpower is food and wine pair...

Jim Clarke

Jim Clarke is the U.S. Country Manager for Wines of South Africa (WoSA), the generic, inclusive marketing body for South African wine export...

Vitalii Dascaliuc

Vitalii was born and raised in Moldova, a country renowned for its rich wine culture and home to the largest wine collection in the world. F...

Andrew Fisher

Andy Fisher has been President of Astor Wines & Spirits for over 40 years. When he started in 1971, it was a small shop in the middle of Ast...

Sasha Gonzalez

Sasha is a certified sommelier in advanced wine studies with Sommelier Society of America and has been in the hospitality industry for over ...

Joyce Lin

Born and raised in Taiwan, now based in NYC, Joyce Lin is a certified sommelier, wine writer and educator. Joyce’s passion for food and wine...

Cristina Martin

Cristina Martin is a wine and spirits educator and enthusiast. Previously, she served as the Programming Manager for Astor Center where she ...

May Matta-Aliah

May Matta-Aliah is a New York based wine and brandy educator and President of In the Grape (www.inthegrape.com http://www.inthegrape.com)....

Robin Robinson

Robin Robinson is the author of the book "The Complete Whiskey Course: A Comprehensive Tasting School in Ten Lessons. He is a private consul...

Chris Struck

Chris Struck holds undergraduate degrees in Culinary Arts & Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University & an Executive MBA in F...