Presenters

Nancy Kent Collie

Nancy fell in love with wine by accident on a trip to France. Her career has taken her from vineyards to an office right in Astor Center, wh...

Crystal Cun

Crystal is an avid seafood lover, sourdough baker, and wine enthusiast. She was the Communications Manager for Element Seafood for five ye...

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...

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, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW), and Certified Specialist of Spirit...

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 ...

Bailey Pryor

Bailey has worked as a writer, producer and director in the film and television industry for over 25 years, in that time garnering 16 Emmy A...

Robin Robinson

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

Neal Rosenthal

After receiving a B.A from Rutgers College, a J.D. from Columbia University, and an LL.M. from New York University and practicing corporate ...

Richard Seale

Richard is the Master Distiller and Blender at the family owned Foursquare Rum Distillery in Barbados and producer of of The Real McCoy Rum....

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...

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...