To be a good sommelier you have to be able to interpret people, and when I go to the table, I work very hard to try to read what that person wants out of the moment. In part so that they get the wine that they want but also most importantly so they get the experience that they want.
It doesn’t take a political science degree to become an award-winning sommelier, but that didn’t stop Ame Brewster.
Graduated from the prestigious Cornell University and having spent a year of political science research in Croatia, Ame returned to the states to pursue a career in a non-governmental organization. She landed in New York City, and to make ends meet, she picked up a job as a wine cellar worker for a well-known restauranteur.
Needless to say, the political science world never had a chance.
Having already sparked an interest in wine while working at Finger Lake vineyards during college, Ame leveraged her knowledge and begin crafting her career as a sommelier.
She has chalked up an impressive resume working at top New York City restaurants, including Gotham Bar & Grill, Alto and Michelin-starred Corton — as well as working for Daniel Boulud at Café Boulud in Palm Beach where she won the StarChefs Rising Star Mixologist.
Now in Texas, Ame holds the position of Director of Operations for the Fall Creek Winery Driftwood tasting room. Her passion is teaching Fall Creek wine classes, and she is currently pursuing her Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma and Court of Master Sommeliers Advanced Certification.
Visit fcv.com/driftwood for a schedule of upcoming tastings and events.