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wine2wine • Well Com Tasting room

Monday, 13 November 2023 09:00 09:45 (CET)

200,000 Americans Want to Know How It’s Done: Wine & Spirits tasters reveal their method


Beginning in 1982, Wine & Spirits rose to become one of the most influential wine publications in the USA. With an extensive readership and 5 James Beard awards for excellence in wine writing, Wine & Spirits readers rely on the magazine’s scores. Stephanie Johnson, Italian Wine Editor, leads a live tasting session with two top American sommeliers designed to inform participants about the process of wine tasting, evaluation and scoring that takes place in Wine & Spirits’ unique round table style.


PLEASE NOTE: registration is required to participate in this tasting. Registration is only possible for users already in possession of a wine2wine Business Forum 2023 ticket. Once you have purchased your ticket, click on the "Register to attend" button you can find on this page and follow the instructions. Limited seats: reservation will be subject to availability.


Event languages: Italiano, English

How to participate: 100% in-person attendance, with wine2wine Business Forum ticket


Speaker - Stephanie Johnson DipWSET
Stephanie Johnson DipWSET

Stephanie joined Wine & Spirits Magazine as Tasting Director in 2013 and became Italian Wine Editor in 2016. She spends a significant amount of time each year visiting Italy’s wine regions, tasting with producers and researching articles about their practices. Stephanie holds the WSET Diploma in Wine & Spirits and has worked in the wine retail and restaurant sectors, including five years as Wine Director at City Winery in NYC’s SoHo district. She previously worked in textbook publishing as an editor and marketing manager in Minneapolis, Chicago, Austin and Tokyo.

Speaker - Katharine Hooper
Katharine Hooper
Katharine Hooper arrived in NYC in 2012, starting work at Eataly as a barista and pouring wine at a pop-up counter on the weekends. Her interest in wine led to a Sommelier position covering four of the restaurants on Eataly’s main floor. A year later, Katharine made the move to Otto as a sommelier, where she continued to develop her expertise around Italian wines in a casual atmosphere. She went on to hone her service skills in an elevated dining setting and broaden her knowledge with Union Square Hospitality Group at Gramercy Tavern and Maialino. During the shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Katharine started a small business offering remote online wine classes. Once the city reopened, she signed on as wine buyer at Cookshop before joining the opening wine team at One Fifth. She was promoted to Wine Director shortly after the opening.
Speaker - Celia Erickson
Celia Erickson
Celia Erickson has had the honor of working for some of the most respected restaurant groups in New York City. After graduating with an undergraduate degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, she received a master’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Her career in the service industry started at three Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park. Her love of wine took her on a journey working as a sommelier through Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group. After several years at both Maialino and Gramercy Tavern, she signed on as the Wine Director at Loring Place where she focused on Italian varietals grown in their native terroirs as well as in New World climates. Celia currently holds the title of Wine Director for Delicious Hospitality. In her role, she oversees the wine programs for: Charlie Bird, Pasquale Jones, Bar Pasquale, Legacy Records, Ada’s Place, Midnight Plus One, and Silver Sands.


Well Com Tasting room
Well Com Tasting room