Born and raised in Buffalo, Katherine lived in Sarasota, Florida before returning home in September, 2008. Her experience with serving wine locally includes legendary restaurants such as Mulligan’s on Hertel, the Great Gatsby and The Cloister. Upon moving to Florida, Katherine became bar manager at Michael's on East; restaurant owner Michael Klauber was a pioneer in serving great wines by the glass, had a 400 bottle wine list, and was the founder of the Florida Winefest & Auction. While employed there, Katherine met and worked with hundreds of famous winemakers and chefs. She moved into the retail wine business seven years later, and eventually took a position with a local land owner who had a huge collection of investment wines. This evolved into buying wines for investment and selling them at auction at Acker Merrall & Condit in New York. Selling, serving and drinking wine has been a lifelong passion for Katherine, and her desire to expand her knowledge of wines continues to grow.
Situated to the southwest of Santenay, the Maranges appellation is at the southernmost tip of the Côte de Beaune. The vineyards are planted on well-exposed southeast-facing slopes consisting of heavy... view more
The wines from Savigny are a bargain at the price, and the winegrowers are very committed producers who get the most from the terroir. Deep ruby in color with flavors of Bing cherries and nutmeg. This... view more
Volnay has been prized for its finesse and bouquet. In medieval times it is claimed that Louis XIV demanded the entire harvest of 1477 for the royal court. This wine has a light garnet color with delicate... view more
Wines from Meursault are renowned for being among the richer, more full-bodied Burgundy whites. This wine boasts rich flavors of toasted almond, honey and vanilla. It is full bodied and creamy in texture,... view more
Volnay has been prized for its finesse and bouquet. In medieval times, it is claimed that Louis XIV demanded the entire harvest of 1477 for the royal court. This wine has a light garnet color with delicate... view more
Saint-Aubin is located in a little valley of its own, behind Puligny and Chassagne. It is not as well known as its famous neighbors, but it is gaining recognition for the delicacy of its wines. Pale gold... view more