Evan Cotten

Evan Cotten

A former newspaper reporter gone corporate, Evan's passion for premium content and wine found a perfect home with Monarch. He leads the content team and is always looking for great stories to showcase. Making his home in Denver, Colorado, Evan spends his time outside of work camping, hiking and skiing, pairing these outdoor adventures with fine wines from all over the world.
Evan Cotten

Evan Cotten

A former newspaper reporter gone corporate, Evan's passion for premium content and wine found a perfect home with Monarch. He leads the content team and is always looking for great stories to showcase. Making his home in Denver, Colorado, Evan spends his time outside of work camping, hiking and skiing, pairing these outdoor adventures with fine wines from all over the world.

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Renee Ventrice

Renee is a WSET Level 2 wine educator who co-owns and operates Cork and Keg Tours in Loudoun County, Virginia with her husband, Don. The Navy veterans are dedicated to serving their community, giving back to local businesses and providing a unique, fun, executive-level experience on every tour. Say hello

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Phil Castelluzzo

Phil Castelluzzo is the sommelier for Jean-Georges and the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, California. He is a CMS Certified Sommelier and received a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Oceanography from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Phil started out as a food prep in

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Desiree Harrison-Brown

Desiree is a WSET level 3 certified wine educator and wine ambassador. She runs the brand Wino Noire with the mission of making wine accessible to diverse groups. Desiree is also the founder of The Wino Shop, an online retailer of wine accessories for the modern wino. Say hello on

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Kendeigh Worden

Kendeigh is a Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine with a passion for everything wine + beverage! Go visit The Grape Grind and enjoy her wine-focused platform! As the world of wine changes, the opportunities for those interested evolve. Not long ago, earning a living as a wine professional

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Smith & Sheth CRU

Based in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, Smith & Sheth are in the business of creating great wines that bring great pleasure, hand selecting the best grapes from the finest vineyards and establishing steadfast relationships with the land, growers and makers who form the DNA of their CRU. Their wines reflect

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Pyramid Valley

Pyramid Valley Vineyards is home to some of the most profound Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines in the world. Located in North Canterbury and Central Otago, New Zealand, biodynamic viticulture and a natural approach to winemaking create handcrafted wine that breathes of its place and tastes like nowhere else on

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Thalia Ricci

Thalia is a CMS Certified Wine Expert based in Columbus, OH. Say hello on Instagram. The term “wine tasting” is a bit of a misnomer, as many who’ve attended one can attest. Sure, at a certain point the wine does go into one’s mouth, but wine experts will always say

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Ami

Ami Gangemella

Ami is a Certified Specialist of Wine from Long Island, NY. She runs a tasting and education company, On Cloud Wine, helping make wine more approachable for all levels of enthusiasts. Say hello on Instagram. A wine journey can be many things, from a trip to the local shop to

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Carlin Karr

Carlin is an Advanced Sommelier based in Boulder, CO. She is the Wine Director for Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey’s Frasca Hospitality Group, with locations across Colorado’s front range. Say hello to her on Instagram. Photos Credited to Mike Thurk. Just like it takes a village to raise good citizens, it

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Fiona Perrin

Fiona is CEO and Co-Founder of Champagne Rendez-Vous. She started as a sommelier and brand ambassador from Lyon, France, specializing in Champagne. After serving as Head Sommelier in Michelin star restaurants in Lyon and Saint-Tropez, she’s focused on developing brand strategies in the United States for several luxury wine brands.

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