For Rachel, wine is the wonderful convergence of culture, nature, hard
work, and serendipitous occasion. The result of the right time, place
and the perfect amount of human intervention. A way to visit far off
people and places.
Coming from a large family where the dining
room was always the center of animated human theatre, her interest in
wine developed at an early age. She grew up working in restaurants and
explored every facet of the industry throughout her travels.
living in LA to attend school and working for a restaurant group, she
decided it was time to take her passion for wine to the next level. She
enrolled in the International Culinary Center's Intensive Sommelier
Training Program in New York City. Upon completion of the program, she
passed her Certified Sommelier examination through the Court of Master
Shortly after she traveled to Champagne to take a
position as a tasting room and harvest intern with a small grower. Upon
her return to the states she began working at Bern's Steak House as a
wine steward where she quickly was promoted to Assistant Sommelier, and
soon after Sommelier.