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 elegant red blend has rich aromas of ripe raspberry, plum and spice. The wine is dense and ripe with beautifully integrated acidity and a silky texture. With refined tannins and layers of dark berry... view more
This is a great example of the fine wines coming from Washington State. If you didn’t know it, you would swear you were drinking a French Bordeaux! The nose has alluring dark fruit and Asian spices.... view more
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This is a wonderful Rhône blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault, 5% Mourvèdre and 5% Carignan from 40 year old vines. A deep crimson color is followed by blueberry and forest aromas.... view more
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This is definitely a wine of great finesse and elegance. On the nose are notes of lemon zest and hazelnuts. On the palate, layers of poached pear and caramelized white peaches evolve. Delicate oak nuances... view more
Red wine blends have become all the rage! Tuscan wineries have been producing beautiful blends for many years. The grapes in this wine are Merlot, Syrah, Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. Aromas of ripe blackberries,... view more
This delightfully crisp, balanced Vacqueyras boasts a dense purple color with spicy red berry and cherry aromas. The wine is focused and pure, with bright blackberry and black currant flavors. It finishes... 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
Burgans is the first Albariño I tasted many years ago, and it remains as one of my all-time favorite Spanish white wines. Consistent in quality, it has depth of flavor, balanced acidity and a long,... view more
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