Sam is a certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, and currently the Beverage Director at Arthouse Hotel NYC. Sam found his love for wine when he ran the wine bar at Willow Creek Winery in Cape May NJ. He then spent years working in steakhouses, while acquiring his Sommelier certifications alike. Sam was then the head Sommelier at Jean-Georges Public Kitchen. There he was promoted to Wine director and managing the wine program for PUBLIC Hotel.
Sam has been a stand-up comedian on the NYC circuit for almost a decade. He has been featured in the Make Me Laugh Festival, Finger Lakes Comedy Festival, Hoboken Comedy Festival and Jersey City Comedy Festival, The Wendy Williams Show, ZenLive TV, MNN and was a radio host at BBOX Radio in Brooklyn for 3 years. As a Wine Director and Sommelier, Sam has been written about in Vinepair, Somm in the City & The New York Times. Sam’s latest project is his show “Vino-Comic”, an interactive comedy show about wine, which he tours at wineries all over the east coast.
Sam loves bringing his comedy/wine tasting events to private groups as well, including company gatherings, bachelorette parties and retreats.