Todd Lipman, C.S. is Wine Director for both the Nantucket Wine & Food Festival (Nantucket, MA) and the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival (Newport, RI). A native of Fairfax, Virginia, Todd has called Boston home for over 20 years. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston University’s Department of Classical Studies. Todd has worked with top Boston chefs and restaurateurs at K.O. Prime, South End Galleria, Bricco, Bin 26 Enoteca and Boston Harbor Hotel. He spent seven years as Head Sommelier and Beverage Director of the Award-Winning, Bistro du Midi with acclaimed Robert Sisca. Throughout his tenure, his wine program was granted Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence and his wine list had been dubbed “one of the city’s most formidable” by Bon Appetit Magazine. Three-time winner of Boston’s Best Sommelier Award, 2011 & 2015 from Improper Bostonian and Boston Magazine in 2014, Todd openly offers his industry experience to the next generation and is a frequent guest lecturer, occasional contributing wine writer for and has been both Competitor and Judge for StarChefs Somm Slam. Todd continues to work on various restaurant and private consulting projects and regularly contributes to James Beard Taste America (Boston) and wine events.