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.
A traditional Provençal rosé with an attractive salmon pink color and light fruit aromas. It is refined and complex with both fruity and floral notes. On the palate, it has a fresh yet rich,... view more
Thorn-Clarke is such a talented producer! This lovely Chardonnay is very refined and unoaked in style. On the nose there are notes of meyer lemon and white peach. The flavors of lemon, peach and vanilla... view more
This California Sauvignon Blanc exhibits bright gooseberry aromas along with ripe white peach. The palate is lush with tropical fruit flavors, honeydew melon and pineapple. It has a wonderful depth and concentration... view more
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All of the wines made by this producer have been top notch, and the Russian River Chardonnay is no exception. Right from the start, you are hit with enticing scents of honeysuckle, ripe melon and lemon... view more
This is one refined bottle of Chardonnay, produced by a very talented winemaker. Every sip reveals layers of baked apple, white peach and almond flavors that expand across the palate. Layers of fruit are accented... view more
Upon opening, the wine has delicate aromas of ripe pear and fresh apples. It is crisp and vibrant in the midpalate, with great balance and full flavors. Packed with layers of tropical fruit and buttered... view more
The grapes in this wonderful Cabernet are sourced from a single vineyard and are of excellent quality. The color is dense purple; the ripe dark fruit is prominent on the nose as well as on the palate.... view more
This bargain-priced Montepulciano is solid and enjoyable, bursting with tart cherry and earth flavors, accented by herbal and floral aromas. There is a nice bit of minerality with solid structure and a lasting... view more
Here is an opportunity to enjoy a wine from a great producer at a fraction of the price! Twenty Bench Cabernet is a secondary production from well-known winemaker, Jim Regusci. This is a fine example of a Napa... view more
It is really refreshing to find a high-quality red blend at a reasonable price point. B Side has created a luscious, dense Bordeaux-style wine, composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petite Verdot, Syrah... view more