Born in Tennessee and raised in San Diego, California Holly Beach of Ste Michelle Wine Estates has been selling and teaching about fine wine for over a decade. She is a featured speaker at wine and food festivals throughout the country, and has worked over the past decade in a variety of capacities in the wine trade, including Le Cordon Bleu and Emory University. Ms. Beach is a certified sommelier through Court of Master Sommelier in 1999, and graduate of The Society of Wine Educators in 2008.
She worked as the youngest female local wine director at Viansa Winery at 23 years old.
Holly is the main spokesperson in a leading market. She travels frequently to improve her knowledge of the latest vintages, and to provide various information regarding winemaking and tasting. Specializing in the professional presentation of wine, spirits, and non-alcohol beverage education for the trade, consumers, press and the media since 1992, has always strived to achieve the goal of empowering members of the trade and consumers alike to make their own decisions and trust their palates
A perennial student, Holly still spends her free time taking wine and viticulture classes. She also enjoys cooking at home and travel, especially to different wine regions of the world. Through her role as Brand Ambassador/Business Manager, she is able to educate and share her passion for the amazing luxury portfolio of Ste Michelle Wine Estates.
Holly also is on the advisory board of the Atlanta Food Bank, and a longtime member of Les Dames d’Escoffier groups that support women, children, and families in need of food or education. Wine has brought an unexpected richness to Holly’s life and she enjoys sharing this richness with others.
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November 6-12, 2017
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