13 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

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    • 4.7 • 18 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.

    Nelson Daquip - Wine & Spirits Director, Canlis Restaurant, Seattle

    Nelson Daquip - Wine & Spirits Director, Canlis Restaurant, Seattle

    Nelson Daquip talks building a legacy career at a legacy restaurant, being the keeper of culture, sugar craves and gummy bears, and the honor of carrying the load for mama-san. 

    • 57 min
    Jodi Bronchtein – Sommelier, PRESS Restaurant, Napa

    Jodi Bronchtein – Sommelier, PRESS Restaurant, Napa

    Jodi Bronchtein talks coconuts in Fiji, getting drunk for the first time at 39, her big question for Stevie Nicks, and the 500-mile walk to her unequivocal yes. 

    • 39 min
    Arthur Hon, Beverage Manager, Momofuku Ko, New York City

    Arthur Hon, Beverage Manager, Momofuku Ko, New York City

    Arthur Hon talks the connection between creating emotion through art and through dining, the complexities in 1000 Island dressing and pursuing an extrovert mindset in the restaurant industry. 

    • 47 min
    Alexandra Stang, Beverage Director, Hitchcock Restaurant Group, Seattle

    Alexandra Stang, Beverage Director, Hitchcock Restaurant Group, Seattle

    Alexandra Stang talks wooden faces, the bounty of the PNW, blowing up preconceived notions about somms, and her ah-ha moment when she slurped back oysters and champagne as a broke college student in France. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Wanda Cole-Nicholson, Owner, VinBev, St. Louis, MO

    Wanda Cole-Nicholson, Owner, VinBev, St. Louis, MO

    Wanda Cole-Nicholson talks keeping her eye on the prize like her mother taught her, sweating out some of the most tedious tests in the world, the three things that matter and honest dealing. 

    • 45 min
    Schuyler Munroe, Sales Rep, Vino Carta, San Diego

    Schuyler Munroe, Sales Rep, Vino Carta, San Diego

    Schuyler Munroe talks about the similarities between work-mates and a military unit, popping bottles, sponging up wine knowledge, and shrinking the world. 

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Listener737 ,

Engaging Wine Podcast

I like the variety of guests, the host’s vibe and the fun quick fire questions. Just the right length where you get to know the guest, have some fun with them and then get out. Impressive line up of wine personalities. Great show!

My Cotswolds Dream ,

Sommlight is a must listen

Grab a glass of wine — your choice, there is no wrong preference— and get to know the men and women in the wine industry. Don’t expect any uppity attitudes. You will meet great people like yourself who just happen to share an excitement for wine. Cheers!

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