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Cole Parry

A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Cole Parry began his career in restaurants dressed in kitchen whites, working as a line cook at Greens in San Francisco. His first job in a dining room, as a busser at Daniel, brought the chance to help inventory the restaurant’s extensive cellars, and with it, a life-long love of wine. After working as a sommelier …

Kim Akhtar

Kim Akhtar is a writer and a wine sommelier.
To date, she has written and published six books, Roca Editorial, Random House Mondadori(Barcelona)
Dividing her time equally between writing and her wine studies, she is currently studying for her WSET diploma and is a wine director with the Stephen Starr group of restaurants (Le Coucou and Veronika).

Edouard Bourgeois

Born in Champagne, France, Edouard is no stranger to fine wine. Winning the 2005 Mumm Sommelier competition set him on a path to success. He’s poured high-end bottles at the Parisian Palace Hôtel de Crillon “Restaurant Les Ambassadeurs” which launched his career in Michelin star restaurants. His ambition and attention to detail opened the opportunity to…