Stephen - Wine Specialist

Stephen's Bio

Stephen has been in the wine business in the Seattle area for over 10 years and is a Certified Specialist of Wine by the Society of Wine Educators. Before he began his career in the wine industry he was an artisan bread baker for 8 years and a content editor for

Stephen has been published in several magazines including Northwest Palate, Winepress Northwest and Vegetarian Times.

He strongly believes that wine is a sub-set of food, which is one of the resons he loves working at Whole Foods Market. He has a great passion for food and loves to cook at home. He also has a passion for travel and has visited wine regions in Europe, South America, Australia and, of course, North America.

Stephen served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand and has travelled extensively in South and Southeast Asia. He and his wife also love to hike and live in Bellevue, Washington.

His desert island wine is Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It goes with almost any food and is always complex. It is a blend that can be made up of up to 13 different grape varieties.




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