Sommeliers

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Sommeliers

2019

Lead Sommelier

Yashar Shayan – Impulse Wines

Supporting Sommeliers

To be announced… 

2018

Lead Sommelier
Yashar Shayan – Impulse Wine

Supporting Sommeliers
Natascha Haberl – Seastar Raw Bar
Chris Horn – Purple Café and Wine Bar
Jason Smith – Wild Ginger
Tish Taitano – Sommelier
Mark Thostesen – Patagon & The Charter Hotel

2017

Lead Sommelier
Yashar Shayan – Impulse Wine

Supporting Sommeliers
Tahlia Bolden
Nick Davis
Erin Kelly
Jason Smith

2016

Lead Sommelier
Yashar Shayan – Impulse Wine

Supporting Sommeliers
Tahlia Bolden – Heavy Restaurant Group
Nick Davis – Medium Plus
Jason Smith – Wild Ginger Bellevue
Katelyn Peil – Purple Cafe & Wine Bar
Mark Thostesen – The Triple Door

2015

Lead Sommelier
Yashar Shayan – Impulse Wine

Supporting Sommeliers
Tahlia Bolden – Purple Cafe & Wine Bar, Bellevue
Nicholas Caluori – John Howie Steak
Nick Davis – Medium Plus
Zach Geballe – Home Remedy
Alicia Hastings – Salty’s on Alki
Erin Kelly – Salty’s on Alki
Mark Thostesen – Wild Ginger, Bellevue

2014

Lead Sommelier
Rina Bussell – Altura

Supporting Sommeliers
Gretchen Allen – Sonoma Wine Company
Tony Berkau – Barking Frog, Willows Lodge
Tahlia Bolden – Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar
Nicholas Caluori – Cafe Veloce
Torrence Crable – APPCA Personal Chef
Beth Hickey – Wine Folly
Erin Kelly – Salty’s
Joey Lopaka – Herbfarm
Brandon Rastok – John Howie Steak
Yashar Shayan – Impulse Wine
Mark Thostesen – Wild Ginger

2013

Lead Sommelier
Cole Sisson – RN74

Supporting Sommeliers
Rina Bussell – Altura
Adam Chumas – Tom Douglas Restaurants
Chris Horn – Purple Wine Bar
Cortney Lease – Wild Ginger
Lisa Rongren – John Howie Steak House
Dawn Smith – Stoneburner

2012

Lead Sommelier
Cole Sisson – Cavatappi Distribuzione

Supporting Sommeliers
Rina Bussell – Canlis
Adam Chumas – Tom Douglas Restaurants
Chris Horn – Purple Wine Bar
Cortney Lease – Wild Ginger
David Lusby – Vinum Importing
Lisa Rongren – John Howie Steak House
Dawn Smith – Cafe Juanita
Jeff Thorsen – RN74

2011

Lead Sommelier
Cole Sisson – Cavatappi Distribuzione

Supporting Sommeliers
Rina Bussell – Canlis
Chris Horn – Purple Wine Bar
Tim O’Brien – Salties
Lisa Rongren – John Howie Steak House
Lars Ryssdal – Cordon Selections
Dawn Smith – Cafe Juanita