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.
This talented winemaker has produced this exquisite Shiraz using fruit from old vines stretching back to 130 years of age. The unique characteristics of this wine are manifested in the glass. Dense purple... view more
Wow! If you are interested in a killer value, Château Haut Nadeau is the right way to go! It has an exquisite aroma of jammy plums with a hint of cedar. The flavors reconfirm the nose with over-ripened... view more
This is a California Pinot Noir at its finest! Richard Sanford, founder of Sanford Winery, is the producer of this exquisite Pinot Noir from the Santa Rita Hills. The wine has a beautiful floral nose and is ruby... view more
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Chateau Roylland exhibits the pedigree of Saint-Émilion’s finest terroir. Dense, blackish blackberry with a purple color, Roylland’s 2005 boasts an intense and powerful nose, ample new oak and a very... view more
Hearty, dense family-style Gascon dishes beg for equally big-hearted red wines of substance and character. Duck, goose and pork play a prominent role in the local fare; the fat of all three is used as a flavoring... view more
Robert Kacher has been one of my favorite importers for many years. He has a knack for finding fabulous wines at very reasonable prices. Made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this is a very fruity wine that... view more
Gloria Ferrer is one of the most respected sparkling wine producers in California. This Blanc de Blanc is 100% Chardonnay. Flavors of baked apples and crisp citrus combine with a soft nuttiness that makes... view more
This is an intensely flavored, assertive, layered Sauvignon Blanc with piercing acidity and a lengthy finish. Beautiful aromas of gooseberry, lime and grapefruit. Medium-full with excellent concentration.... view more
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Sensuous pink in color, with fresh aromas of strawberry and raspberry. This lovely sparkling wine is medium-bodied with pinpoint bubbles. The flavors are intense on the palate with a lively acidity,and... view more
From a family-owned business, this Chianti is one of the best selling wines in Florence, Italy. It starts off with a bright ruby red color and a delicate fragrance. Flavors of blackberries, and dried plum... view more