Last October I left my job at the Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort as Resort Sommelier. The resort changed management companies and was closing for remodeling. I was there eighteen years, which amazes me! It was a great run, we did many awesome things with wine over the years.
Immediately after the resort I went to work with old friends at Arcade Midtown Kitchen as the General Manager / Sommelier. This was a blast! The Owner / Chef; Jesse Perez has incredible flavor profiles and an talent for unexpected combinations. People love his cooking and it was a very busy and high energy restaurant. It was unfortunate that Chef has bigger and better opportunities to pursue; so he closed down AMK. It was sudden and surprising; our regulars where VERY passionate about our closing. I wish it could have gone longer; I was just getting the wine list into shape and we received the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence as we were closing.
Today I find myself looking for employment. I am focusing on a job that will allow me to work with wine day in and day out. We will see what opportunities are out there. Wherever I end up; my plan will be to revive my postings and work here. No matter what life throws at you there will always be
lessons in wine! Cheers!!!