JoAnn DeGaglia CSW, CS, CWJ

Sommelier, Glenmere Mansion, New York

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.  She is a Certificated Wine Judge from the American Wine Society and judges at numerous International and Local competitions. She was Portfolio manager for Haro Imports and began her Sommelier career working at the Tarry Lodge in Port Chester N.Y. Today she works part time at two of the Hudson Valleys great wine destinations the Wine Spectators award winning Glenmere Mansion as the Head Sommelier in Chester New York and Brotherhood Americas Oldest Winery. She is both the National Vice President and Regional Vice President for the Hudson Valley/ New York City area promoting the merits of wine appreciation and education for the American Wine Society.   


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Sommelier and wine buyer at the Palo Alto Hills Golf and Country Club

Bruce Abbott

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Dan Philcox

Liquor Sales Manager – Albertson’s Companies (Shaw’s / Star Market)