In our new podcast episode, Christopher Tanghe takes a look back at 2022 with guests Audrey Frick, Jonathan Eichholz, and Samantha Cole-Johnson. They discuss trends in wine and spirits, the state of the hospitality industry, wine law updates, and industry challenges and speculate about what might be ahead in 2023.
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Audrey is a contributing editor for JebDunnuck.com, covering Sonoma, Oregon, Champagne, Brunello di Montalcino, and Piedmont. Previously, she worked at Bobby Stuckey's Frasca in Boulder, CO, and was part of the opening team at Tavernetta in Denver, CO. Most recently, she was the opening wine director for One White Street in New York City. Audrey is an Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers.
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Jonathan worked as a sommelier at The Modern in New York City from 2019 to 2022. He currently contributes to GuildSomm through managing Compendium updates, fact-checking new content, and teaching seminars. Jonathan was awarded Best Young Sommelier USA by Chaîne des Rôtisseurs in 2019. He is an Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and a Certified Cicerone.
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Sam Cole-Johnson is the US Pacific Northwest specialist for JancisRobinson.com and the Oregon contributor for Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. She also teaches WSET courses at Portland's Wine and Spirit Archive. Sam has worked five harvests and has a particular interest in regenerative farming and fair worker treatment. She holds the WSET Diploma and is a Master of Wine student.
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