EP18: Melissa Smith, aka “The Sommelier to the Silicon Valley Stars,” guest on the show, discussing her unique services, beyond the typical sommelier’s, with the show’s hosts. Also, serving as a guest co-host on today’s show is Patti Neumann, marketing and social media director for several boutique wineries in the Bay Area.
While providing in home and corporate wine tasting seminars, and private cellar services to the top collectors in the region through her firm Enotrias, Melissa Smith became the first person certified by the California State Bar Association for her seminar on the Valuation of Wine Collections. Her reputation for providing high profile clients with cellar services has evolved to leading a series of MCLE seminars, where she works directly with Family Law and Trust attorneys as a valued resource for legal cases, and USPAP compliant appraisals.
Melissa is certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers, The Culinary Institute of America, The California State Bar Association, The Sake Education Counsel, and the Appraisers Association for USPAP. Melissa’s work has been published in print and online, and she is often used as a trusted source for industry news.
Tune in to learn how she evaluates fine wine collections as well as how she guides clients through wine discovery and exploration in a series of fun tasting events.