Born in western Connecticut, Nick is a proud New Englander bitten by the wine bug early, asking his high school history teacher what type of wine paired well with things like ‘conversation’ (not to mention swiping some of his father’s Carlos Rossi Paisano red wine). Nick believes service and stories are central tenets of being a sommelier and wine should to be enjoyed without pretension. Nick is Board Member Emeritus for the Boston Sommelier Society, a non-profit group to further wine education throughout greater Boston. A certified Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Masters Sommeliers Americas, Nick is actively seeking his Master Sommelier certification. He is a contributor to Stephen Tanzer’s Winophilia website and was named Boston’s top sommelier by Improper Bostonian magazine. Nick has over a decade of beverage experience in New England and relishes the opportunity to explore new ways to express ideas and create memories with food and wine. Joking of his parents’ reaction regarding his career choice, he notes that good food and the pleasure of a long meal are a legacy from his childhood. He is passionate about discovering new and exciting wine and beverage, while helping to raise the bar of hospitality in Boston.