EXPERT CURATION & SOURCING

 

We partner with a number of celebrated experts, celebrities, and influencers to provide authentic viewpoints and demystify the world of wine for consumers.

 

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MARTHA STEWART // Lifestyle Expert

Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author of over 90 books, and America’s trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Millions of people rely on Martha Stewart as a source of useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living - cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, holidays, healthy living and pets. The Martha Stewart brand reaches approximately 100 million consumers across all media and merchandising platforms each month.


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CHRISTOPHER HOEL // Sommelier

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


Photo credit – Adrian Martin

Photo credit – Adrian Martin

TIM HOLLINGSWORTH // Celebrity Chef and Restaurateur

Chef Tim 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 museum. 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. 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

  • Winner of Netflix’s The Final Table, a global culinary competition series


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TYSON KOSTER // Winemaker

Tyson Koster is DRINKS’ Director of Wine Strategy, where his mission is to find amazing wineries and undiscovered gems to share with customers at unrivaled values. As winemaker at Hilliard Bruce Vineyards in California’s Sta. Rita Hills, Tyson helped create 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 celebrated vintner Paul Lato

  • 2011 Hilliard Bruce Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay, 92 points from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate