Nichole Simpson

Nichole has over 11 years’ experience in the wine and spirits industry. She has worked in multiple industry jobs in Category Management, Marketing, On-sale, Sales, Brand Management and Retail. She worked at E & J Gallo Winery before her move to Walmart in 2016 as the Senior Wine Buyer.


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JoAnn DeGaglia

JoAnn DeGaglia, CSW, CS, CWJ, Sommelier at Glenmere Mansion, NY, USA

JoAnn is a Certified Specialist of Wine and a member of the Society of Wine Educators as well as a Certified Adv. Sommelier earning both an American and Italian Wine Specialist Degree from the North American Sommelier Assn with honors. Earning her Wine

Greg Forshay, CSW

Wine Manager at HEB Central Market, TX, USA

Greg has over 20 years’ experience in the wine industry, both in hospitality and retail. He has been a Wine and Beer manager for Central Market for 7 years, where he is responsible for a 1700 bottle selection.

He enjoys working for a co

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