EP 167: Master Sommelier Emily Wines chats about her career, being a woman in a male dominated field and her work at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
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They begin this episode by talking about Anne’s terrible allergies. Next they talk about how everyone constantly asks if they are sisters or even twins! Finally they chat about their trip to LA at their stay at The Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and how good it felt to travel again.
Their special guest today is OUT Master Sommelier, Emily Wines. She is also the Vice President of Wine & Beverage Experience at Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants and works with their their 477,000 member wine club! She chats about growing up, coming out and finding her love for wine. She is one of only 149 individuals in the Americas to earn the designation of Master Sommelier. She is also one of just two women who have been awarded the prestigious Remi Krug cup for passing all three sections of the Master Sommelier Diploma Exam on her first attempt. She talks about what it's like to be a women in a male dominated industry and how she is mentoring so many up and coming wine lovers and trying to make real change in the industry. Find out more about Cooper’s Hawk at www.CHWinery.com and follow Emily on Instagram at @Emily.WinesAs always, they end with a cocktail from Equality Vodka. This week they are serving The Gimlet!