10 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.

    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
    Timmy Martin, Owner, Baker Wine & Spirits, Denver

    Timmy Martin, Owner, Baker Wine & Spirits, Denver

    Timmy Martin talks lax-bros, creating a wine shop full of unique adventures, moving wine for a young Robert Parker, and having the chutzpah to ask the questions. 

    • 48 min
    Augusto Ferrarese, Corporate Beverage Director, Urban Kitchen Group, San Diego

    Augusto Ferrarese, Corporate Beverage Director, Urban Kitchen Group, San Diego

    Augusto talks the benefits of an Italian accent, his grandfathers lessons, making the most out of your contacts, and keeping up with family goals.

    • 48 min
    Kat Thomas, Wine Educator at Hakkasan Group, Las Vegas

    Kat Thomas, Wine Educator at Hakkasan Group, Las Vegas

    Kat Thomas talks finding her core in wine service, loving Las Vegas, and making a room of cowboys take a deep breath. 

    • 49 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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