34 episodes

Hosted by Washington Wine’s Marketing Director David Flaherty, Sommlight is a conversation series that unveils the other side of sommeliers and wine professionals, showcasing their humor, humanity and depth. Everyone knows that when they're on the floor, it's clockwork. What we don't know is, when they're off the floor, what makes them tick? Join us as we pull apart the archetype and see what makes somms — some of the most humble and brilliant humans to grace this earth — feel most alive. Primarily run on Instagram as an IGTV video series with episodes ranging 12-16 minutes, these are the long-form audio versions of each episode. Visit vimeo.com/channels/sommlight for more.

Sommlight Washington Wine

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 30 Ratings

Hosted by Washington Wine’s Marketing Director David Flaherty, Sommlight is a conversation series that unveils the other side of sommeliers and wine professionals, showcasing their humor, humanity and depth. Everyone knows that when they're on the floor, it's clockwork. What we don't know is, when they're off the floor, what makes them tick? Join us as we pull apart the archetype and see what makes somms — some of the most humble and brilliant humans to grace this earth — feel most alive. Primarily run on Instagram as an IGTV video series with episodes ranging 12-16 minutes, these are the long-form audio versions of each episode. Visit vimeo.com/channels/sommlight for more.

    Kaitlyn Duke, Beverage Director, Bascom's Chop House, Clearwater

    Kaitlyn Duke, Beverage Director, Bascom's Chop House, Clearwater

    Kaitlyn Duke on growing up in steak houses, considering a future in funeral homes, and her surprising love for spiders and snakes.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Greg Rubin, Owner & President, Vanderbilt Ave Wine Group, NY & CT

    Greg Rubin, Owner & President, Vanderbilt Ave Wine Group, NY & CT

    Greg Rubin on his reasoning behind inviting T-Pain to Italy, taking life tips from Jim Carrey, and the similarities between Thelonious Monk, wine, and swimming pools.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Cara De Lavallade, Beverage Manager, Enchantment Resort, Sedona

    Cara De Lavallade, Beverage Manager, Enchantment Resort, Sedona

    Cara De Lavallade on wind scorpions, below-deck life of a Silversea Cruise, her 1:1 water-to-wine regime, and why there’s no more powerful mantra than: ‘It’s going to be great.’

    • 53 min
    Jennifer Estevez, Founder & CEO, OMvino, San Francisco

    Jennifer Estevez, Founder & CEO, OMvino, San Francisco

    Jennifer Estevez on meditatively running her business, the soothing feeling of vacuuming, full-moon vibes, and maintaining eye-contact with a tiger in India.

    • 46 min
    Madeline Puckette, Co-Creator, WineFolly.com, Woodinville

    Madeline Puckette, Co-Creator, WineFolly.com, Woodinville

    Madeline Puckette on bullet journaling, domesticating crows, rebuilding a first-gen Eclipse GSX Mitsubishi, and unworking the world of wine.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Nick Davis, Founder, Medium Plus, Seattle

    Nick Davis, Founder, Medium Plus, Seattle

    Nick Davis on generosity risks, his love for Red Pandas, being an aspiring master birdwatcher, and the similarities between Jazz and Champagne.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

kdiz4shiz ,

LOVE!

David digs below to surface and gets to know wine professionals on a deeper, more human, more relatable level. And he does so with both tact and humor. Bravo!

GregR4232 ,

The best deep dive into the people of the wine world

This goes way beyond just wine info. There are so many fascinating people with so many interesting stories and hidden talents. Great job guys!

KcNw ,

Love these!

At a time when the industry is struggling, David brings a voice to the folks behind the scenes. The interviews are lighthearted, funny and often inspirational all in one. You'll be glad you went along for the ride! Cheers!

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