Sahar Gharai

Founder, Wine Buyer, and Sommelier at La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge at La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge

Experienced Owner with a demonstrated history of working in the wine and spirits industry. Skilled Food & Beverage, Beverage Industry, Wine Education, and Retail Wine Sales. Strong operations professional with a Wine Professional Degree focused in Wine Steward/Sommelier from Apicius Culinary Insitute in Florence, Italy. I have also received my Level 3 Advanced Certification at the WSET, and my French Wine Scholar Certification from the Wine Scholar Guild.

Judges

Meet our 2023 Judges

Cami Lehmann

Purchasing, Wine Programs and Marketing at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Dallas, TX

Ryan Pandl

Senior Buyer, Adult Beverages and Beverages at Target

Susan R Lin MW

Master of Wine and Head of Wine Expertise & Business Development at Belmont Wine Exchange