The 23rd Annual Nantucket Wine & Food Festival: May 15-19, 2019

Christopher Dooley

Sommelier

Eleven Madison Park
New York, NY

Chris is a former actor who found his way into wine by way of working in restaurants in between shows. A love of telling stories on stage soon became a passion for telling the stories behind wines and winemakers. Chris began his career in wine in Cincinnati, Ohio. After working at several wine-focused restaurants he decided it was time to move east. He soon found himself in Boston where he worked as a floor sommelier at L’Espalier. Here is where he continued as a regional finalist for the Top New Somm competition held by the Guild of Sommeliers, competing in 2013, 2015, and 2016. Currently, he is a part of the wine team at Eleven Madison Park in New York City making it nice each day. He holds the Advanced Certification with the Court of Master Sommeliers and is now preparing for the Masters Exam.