I moved to New York for film and ended up an Austrian wine & eau de vie specialist - I guess I'm easily distracted and never say no to a schnapps. 4 years in, I live in Brooklyn with my husband Kaj and a pretty sweet collection of ferns and Carson McCullers novels.
My career in wine is a half-tipsy winding road leading all the way back to waiting tables as a teenager. In New York, I got my start as the beverage director at Cafe Katja in the LES and worked a raucous harvest in Austria with Hans Reisetbauer, Bernhard Ott, and Albert Gesellmann in 2015. Branching out into other corners of the wine world, I sold wines from Kermit Lynch and European Cellars for IPO Wines. Now I've found a happy home (and an endless supply of Underberg) at Convive. Special interests outside the beloved country include Corsica, Pic Saint Loup, Priorat, Sherry, long-forgotten indigenous varietals, Calvados & Mezcal.
Favorite Meatball Styles
Kofte (Middle East Mediterranean)
Bo Vien (Vietnam)
Movies I'll watch an infinite number of times
Let the Right One In
The Big Sleep
Favorite Everyday Sips right now
Recaredo 2010 "Terrers" Brut Nature Gran Reserva, Spain