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

Kara Joseph

Sommelier

New York Vintners
New York, NY

Kara became a certified sommelier after spending a year in Napa Valley, working at Inglenook Estate, where she fell completely in love with wine. She has traveled to France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and throughout the U.S. visiting and learning from producers and immersing herself in wine culture. After deciding to trade pastoral Napa Valley for the hustle and bustle of the Manhattan, she worked as a sommelier at Maialino and wine director at White Street in Tribeca. Upon gaining valuable experience at the table, she decided to share the wine insights she had gathered in her travels, studies and hard labor with budding oenophiles. New York Vintners provided her the perfect outlet to develop classes and share her love and knowledge of wine. Her passion for wine is only matched for her passion for being with people.  Thus, her current project is developing her own business centered around wine education, events, and consulting in sunny Florida.