EXPERT CURATION AND ADVICE
Wines are selected to meet our exacting standards: artisanally made from established wineries, crowd-pleasing flavor, ready to drink, and varietally correct.
Tyson Koster is DRINKS’ Director of Wine Strategy, where his mission is to find amazing wineries and undiscovered gems to share with you at unparalleled values. As winemaker at Hilliard Bruce Vineyards in California’s Sta. Rita Hills, Tyson created 95-point Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that combine the elegance of France’s famed Burgundies with the swagger of California’s fruit-driven flavor profile.
Worked as Winemaker under Paul Lato
2011 Hilliard Bruce Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay, 92 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
SOMMELIER CHRISTOPHER HOEL
Christopher Hoel is the Founder of Harper’s Club, a private wine advisory firm which helps shape some of the world’s most amazing wine collections. His 20+ year wine career includes 4 years as Sommelier at The French Laundry, a world-renowned Michelin 3-star restaurant in Napa Valley with a wine list that boasts over 3,000 selections.
Top honors in the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier Competition
Certified Specialist of Wine, Society of Wine Educators
Pursuing the last stage of the Master Sommelier Diploma with the Court of Master Sommeliers
CHEF TIM HOLLINGSWORTH
Chef Timothy Hollingsworth is an award-winning chef and restaurateur in Los Angeles. Before he moved to Los Angeles in 2012, Hollingsworth started his career at The French Laundry where he worked for 13 years including four years as the Chef de Cuisine. In 2015, he opened Otium, an ambitious all-day restaurant next to The Broad. Recently, he opened C.J. Boyd’s at The Fields LA, a fried chicken stand and in October of 2018 he opened Free Play, a new restaurant and bar in Downtown LA. He lives in Mt. Washington with his wife and two kids. Hollingsworth has won multiple awards throughout his career, including:
The Rising Star Chef Award from The San Francisco Chronicle
The Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, presented by the James Beard Foundation
In November 2018, he will compete on Netflix’s The Final Table, a global culinary competition series.