Emily Wines' sommelier career might have seemed predestined on account of her last name, but the 39-year-old originally set out to be an artist. Moonlighting as a sommelier during graduate studies, however, altered her course. In 2008, she became a Master Sommelier, one of only 129 in the world, and was made wine director at Kimpton Hotels, where she currently oversees the beverage selections at 50 locations. She recently spoke with Wine Spectator's Jennifer Fiedler.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 13, 2013.
Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!
Sips & Tips | Wine & Healthy Living
Video Theater | Collecting & Auctions