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Lesley Quinn

Lesley Quinn Certified Sommelier

Lesley Quinn

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Memorable Wine

2003 Cuvee Indigene Chardonnay by Peter Michael


First Wine

A Hawk's Bay, NZ Pinot Gris


Unusual Wine Experience

I was working as a Junior Sommelier at the Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman during their star studded "Cayman Cookout" and I knew my restaurant was hosting a lunch prepared by Laurent Gras, but I had no idea I would be leading the Wine Pairings. Suddenly a microphone was put in my hand and next thing I knew I was speaking to an audience whose members included Anthony Bourdain, Eric Ripert and


Current Fav Wine

Open's Gewurztraminer and Riesling Blend

Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award