Chef Gigi’s Food Talk Radio Hosts Distinguished Bay Area Wine Expert
Tune in this Sunday, October 20th, from 6–7 pm PST, on Chef Gigi’s Food Talk Radio. Gigi will be LIVE in studio with her distinguished guest, Melissa Smith – certified Sommelier and founder of Enotrias Elite Sommelier Services.
Smith, a trusted news source for the wine industry, has been building her profile as “The Sommelier to the Silicon Valley Stars,” providing in-home and corporate wine tasting seminars and fun classes to all wine lovers. Smith also affords private cellar services to top collectors and also served as lead Sommelier for K&L Wine Merchants.The most significant online wine and spirits retailer in the country.
Smith’s legacy includes the developed the first iPhone app for wine pronunciation, and she is also the first person certified by the California State Bar Association for her seminar on the Valuation of Wine Collections. Her reputation for providing cellar services has to lead to a series of workshops, where she works directly with Family Law and Trust attorneys as a valued resource for legal cases, and her appraisals are USPAP compliant.
Culinary Institute of America trained chef, Smith has spent over a decade in some of the top kitchens in the United States as well as Japan, including stints at the famed French Laundry in Napa, as well as Terra, under chef Hiro Sone. Spending years roaming the country with her knife bag and an unbridled sense of adventure from a Relais & Chateaux dude ranch in Montana, to a hunting camp in Idaho, or charter yacht in Southeast Alaska, and pineapple seasons in Maui, she has finally settled down in the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue a career in wine and hospitality.