The Da Toscano wine director sat down with our columnist to discuss dealing with hurricanes, racism and now a pandemic.
Victoria James has worked in restaurants since she was thirteen. She was certified as a sommelier when she was twenty-one, making her the youngest sommelier in the country. She was Food & Wine’s Sommelier of the Year in 2018, and has appeared on both Forbes and Zagat’s “30 Under 30” lists. She has worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in New York City, including Marea and Aureole. Currently, she is the Beverage Director and partner at Cote, a Michelin-starred hot spot in the Flatiron district. She is the author of the new book Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier. Her first book, Drink Pink: A Celebration of Rosé, was published in 2017.
Our columnist recently talked to Gabriela Davogustto, the wine director of Harlem restaurant Clay, about her journey from Venezuelan immigrant to star of the wine world.
Our columnist recently talked to the legendary sommelier about her rise to the top and how she has adapted her business during the coronavirus pandemic.
Our columnist recently talked to the star sommelier from San Francisco’s One Market about her career, the need for diversity in the wine world, and her plans for the future.
Victoria James recounts the opening of the acclaimed Korean steakhouse in her new book, “Wine Girl: The Obstacles, Humiliations, and Triumphs of America’s Youngest Sommelier.”
Tara Gomez is the first Native American winemaker in the U.S. and is producing a range of acclaimed wines on Chumash land in Santa Barbara.