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.


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TYSON KOSTER
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

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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