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Mercantile dining & provision will be hosting advanced Sommelier and Ruinart Champagne brand ambassador Wendy Shoemaker on Thursday, June 13th from 5pm-8pm for an interactive evening featuring delicious bubbly!
Wendy Shoemaker, is the US Brand Ambassador for Ruinart Champagne. She is an Advanced Sommelier, who was working at the Disneyland Resort and pursuing degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, when, on a trip to Italy, she discovered her passion for wine. She earned her Advanced Sommelier certification in at the same time as her master’s in mechanical engineering (focusing on solar energy and sustainability), then pivoted to focus her full attention on wine, by joining Marina Kitchen at the Marriott Marquis in San Diego as their Wine Director. In San Francisco, she has lead programs at Two- Michelin starred Californios, St. Francis Yacht Club, and AQ. She is studying for the Master Sommelier exam, and currently resides in New York City. Among her accolades she was the 2017 Ruinart Challenge Winner and a 2016 Guild Somm Rudd Round Table Recipient and has always been passionate about teaching others.