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...

Christine Clark

Christine Clark is a writer and educator on cheese, wine, and all other deliciousness. She began her career at Murray’s Cheese, where she ma...

Vitalii Dascaliuc

Vitalii grew up working on his family’s vineyards in Moldova, and naturally fell in love with wine culture. He made his first barrel of wine...

Sam Davies

Sam has been in the food and beverage industry since high-school, and started working with wine and spirits after turning 21. Astor Wine & S...

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 beverage writer and educator from New York City. A Certified Cicerone®, Certified Specialist of Wine, and Certified Specia...

Tess Rose Lampert

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

Cristina Martin

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

Robin Robinson

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

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...

Sam Sundius

Sarah Sutel Looper

Presently Tasting Director at Wine & Spirits Magazine, Sarah has been in the wine and food world for twenty-five years. She is a Master Som...

Dylan York

Dylan York's passion for wine began with a magical bottle of Bordeaux. Originally a biology and psychology major, he channeled his fervor fo...