Sommelier - Wine Education
"Greg is as knowlegable as anyone I've met
about wine in the Capital District"
As a journalist Greg earned the respect of many wine industry
professionals. His work in Vineyards in Upstate New York has broadened
knowledge that connects the land and the fruit to the finished wine.
" I always wanted to get my hands dirty," Giorgio said, citing
nearly 30 years of experience harvesting, planting, pruning vines and
His background as a wine educator coupled with extensive wine evaluation
experience has allowed him to develop a keen palate. He has used his
skill to help create and improve bottlings for New York State wineries.
Let him improve yours too!
> Fine tuning varietals and blends
> Create new blends
> Eliminate wines that detract from your quality
> Learn new promotional strategies
> Develop stronger wine education for tasting room
> Price structure / style / varietal / value Does
it work? Make it work for you!
A Veteran of back of the house work in a
half dozen resturants and a skilled cook and sourdough baker. Greg is
well suited to work with your restaurant to fashion a wine list that
fits your theme and your cuisine like a glove.
His knowledge of food, ingredients and kitchen methods infroms how he
selects wines for your customized needs.
Greg's long tenure as an instructor at The Altomont Wine School and as
wine consultant to American Culinary Federation's Albany NY chapter puts
him in a unique position to train wait staff and increase your
restaurant wine sales. Give Greg a call and watch your profits go up!
Restaurant Wine List Management
Create a new wine list for start ups
> Refine, retool old list for
> Train and update waitstaff's wine knowledge
through fun, informative tastings
> utilize simple, effective promotions for daily,
weekly sales upsurge strategies
> Achieve seasonal continuity in your list for greater
year round sales
> Bond your menu together with your wine list
"He gets it. A great ability to understand and work with a
restaurant menu to create the wine list most appropriate. And super
Chef-Owner at Hamlet