Past Best New Sommelier Interviews

2017 Best New Sommeliers


We asked, and top sommeliers around the country answered with the names of the most talented newcomers to the restaurant scene. They singled out six sommeliers who are making a strong impression after fewer than four years as lead wine buyers. What does it take to get a vote from the toughest of critics? Enthusiasm, tenacity, grace and professionalism, to start. Couple that with juggling other projects, long hours on the floor, the inevitable grunt work and furthering their own knowledge and educating others. Let us introduce you to our Best New Sommeliers of 2017.

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Theo Lieberman | Compangie des Vin Surnaturels, NYC

interviewed by Deanna Gonella
September 6, 2017

Douglas Kahn | The Charter Oak, Napa

interviewed by Geoff Millar
September 6, 2017

Katie Morton | Marta, NYC

interviewed by Sarah Sutel Looper
September 6, 2017

Justin King | Bridge Street Social, Dewitt

interviewed by Tara Q. Thomas
September 6, 2017

Rory Pugh | Jean-Georges, NYC

interviewed by Deanna Gonella
September 6, 2017

Jason Huerta | Jeffrey’s, Austin

interviewed by Sarah Sutel Looper
September 6, 2017

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