Our sommelier is Bill Priestley, a witty and engaging wine expert who is also a member of the AMCS Board of Directors.

After starting as a server in some of LA's top restaurants, (Joachim and Christine Splichal’s Max Au Triangle and David Murdok’s private Regency Club), he became a Captain and Wine Manager, Bill was on the team that opened Patina Restaurant in 1995, and later became the Director of Food and Wine at Pinot Bistro in Studio City, part of the Patina family. Bill also has been Director of Food and Wine at
Café del Rey and Cellar Master at Veritas Imports and the Wine Vault.

Since 2003, Bill has been a Senior Sales Manager and Key Account Manager for Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits. As a certified sommelier, Bill is active in exclusive wine and spirits tasting events throughout California.

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