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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Bobby Stuckey

Bobby is a Master Sommelier based in Boulder, CO. Following a stint at renowned Napa restaurant The French Laundry, Bobby and his business partner chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson opened Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder. Today, they own and operate four restaurant brands along the Colorado Front Range. Do yourself a

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Will Hightower

Will is a sommelier and brand ambassador who founded The Cuvée Concierge, a platform that specializes in brand promotion for wineries and vineyards. We also provide wine consulting services that target wine education, wine events, and cultural experiences. Say hello and give him a follow on Instagram. As the world

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Matthew-Lorèn Lindsey

Matthew-Lorèn is a Sommelier and Director of Fine Wine at a boutique distributor in Las Vegas specializing in wines from all over the world. His client base includes all the Casino Resort properties on the world famous Las Vegas Strip, and various fine dining restaurants throughout the valley. Say hello

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Naushad Huda

Wine geek and award-winning creative strategist for 12+ years, Naushad sold his successful strategy and creative agency in 2017. He is the founder of I like this grape, a platform with a goal of modernizing various aspects of the wine world for the benefit of today’s consumer, to innovate and

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Abby Cifarelli

Abby is a certified Level 1 Sommelier with CMS and a Level 2 Award in Wines from WSET from Westchester, New York. She is also the founder and lead sommelier of sommnights with Abby, providing sommelier-led wine tastings in the comfort of your own home (or backyard!), virtually or in-person.

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Cristie Norman

Cristie Norman is a Wine Educator and Sommelier, certified through the Court of Master Sommeliers and WSET (Level 3). She became a Wine Expert at 21 years old and wants to make wine education affordable, accessible and fun for everyone. She is also the President of the United Sommeliers Foundation,

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Samantha Capaldi

Sam is a Phoenix-based sommelier, influencer, TV personality and online wine and social media consultant with a Level 2 certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Her mission is to make wine fun and approachable for any level of wine enthusiast. Book a tasting and follow her on Instagram. You

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Summer Altice

Summer is a Certified Sommelier and has completed level 3 of Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). The former Playmate lives in Southern California working as a private cellar consultant, helping clients to curate incredible collections. She’s also a brand ambassador for two New Zealand wineries. Follow Summer on Instagram.

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Alberto Aguayo

Alberto Aguayo, a Napa Valley local, has had the fortune to work through all facets of the industry. (Production, Lab, Sales) Through the knowledge and passion his father has instilled in him from working in the industry himself, Alberto aims to educate those he interacts with on both the simplicity

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Mason Washington

Evolution is the key to survival. Evolve or die, so the saying goes. Sometimes, as was the case with today’s featured voice in the wine world, Mason Washington, evolution can sneak up on you. Follow Mason on Instagram. “I wasn’t even interested in wine,” Washington said. “I hated that shit

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