Our Mission

ATX Somms is a public service organization committed to education and mentorship for beverage industry professionals in Austin, Texas. This group connects the community to resources, events, & opportunities and is inclusive of all passionate professionals seeking knowledge.


Our People


Joelle - Founding Member

Joelle Cousins

Certified Sommelier | CSW ___________

Republic National Distributing

ATXSomms Co-Founder


Mandi - Founding Member

Mandi Nelson

Certified Sommelier | CSW | WSET Advanced

European Cellars

ATXSomms Co-Founder

Michael - Founding Member

Michael Cousins

Intro Sommelier Course | WSET 1 _____

Winery Artist

ATXSomms Co-Founder


Craig Collins

Craig Collins MS

Master Sommelier _______________

Vintus

June

June Rodil MS

Master Sommelier _______________

Goodnight Hospitality


Devon Broglie

Devon Broglie MS

Master Sommelier _______________

Global Beverage Buyer – Whole Foods


Diane Dixon

Diane Dixon

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Keeper Collection

Nathan Prater

Nathan Prater

Advanced Sommelier | CSW ________

SOMMinfluence, LLC


Paul Ozbirn

Paul Ozbirn

Advanced Sommelier _____________

H. Mercer Wine & Spirit Imports


Rania Zayyat

Rania Zayyat

Advanced Sommelier_____________

Vintel   &   Wonder Women of Wine

Mark Rashap

Mark Rashap

CWE | WSET 3_____________

Broadbent Selections


Daniela DaSuta

Daniela DaSuta

DipWSET_____________

Sekt Wine Consulting


Vilma

Vilma Mazaite

Advanced Sommelier _____________

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits

Paula Rester

Paula Rester

Certified Sommelier _____________

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Cara Bertone

Cara Bertone

Advanced Sommelier _____________

Folio Fine Wine Partners


Bill Norris

Bill Norris

Executive Wine Sommelier_______________________

Vinovium Partners

Denise Clarke

Denise Clarke

CWE | Certified Sommelier | WSET 3 | CSS _____________

DC Communications


Jessica Dupuy

Jessica Dupuy

Certified Sommelier | WSET 3 | CSW | CSS_____________

jessicadupuy.com


Brent Baker

Brent Baker

Certified Sommelier

Favorite Brands

Tom Thornton

Tom Thornton

Certified Sommelier_______

Tom Thornton Writes


Kristi Willis

Kristi Willis

WSET 3 | CSW

Writer for edible Austin


Heather Falvo

Heather Falvo

Certified Sommelier

Falvosflights.com

Andrew Milliorn

Andrew Milliorn

Intro Sommelier Course_______

Mattie’s


Annie Chernich

Annie Chernich

Intro Sommelier Course_______

L’Oca D’Oro


Favorite Brands

Soncy Chin

CSW | WSET 3 ____________________________

Favorite Brands

Molly Li

Molly Li

WSET 3 | Intro Sommelier _____________________

LinkedIn


Jessica Dupuy

Victoria Gimino

Certified IWG | WSET 2 | CSW | Intro Sommelier Course_____________

Kuhlman Cellars


Heather Falvo

Emily Malaya

Certified Sommelier

The RK Group

Andrew Milliorn

Jake Aziz

________                                    ______

Classified Wine & Spirits


Dustin Popken

Dustin Popken

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Rootstock


Lindsay Drew

Lindsay Drew

Certified Sommelier | CSW

ARRIVE East Austin

Jacob Brown

Jacob Brown

Certified Sommelier

Lazy Bear


Paul Mims

Paul Mims

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Boisset Collection


Patrick Vasquez

Patrick Vasquez

Certified Sommelier | WSET 2 | CSW_____________

Republic National Distributing

Rae Wilson

Rae Wilson

Certified Sommelier | WSET 3 _______________

Wine For The People – Founder


Justin Sanders

Justin Sanders

Certified Sommelier ________________________

Juliet


Justin Prater

Justin Prater

Certified Sommelier

Favorite Brands

Morgan Perry

Morgan Perry

WSET 3 – Distinction_______________

Yoga Unwined


Diane Clemenhagen

Diane Clemenhagen

Certified Sommelier_______________

Geraldine’s


Jade Reyes

Jade Reyes

Certified Sommelier

Arlo Grey

David Smith

David Smith

_______________

Classified Wine & Spirits – Founder


Kevin Barnes

Kevin Barnes

CSW_______________

Wilson Daniels


Evan Noble

Evan Noble

Certified Sommelier | WSET Advanced_______________

Taub Family Selections

Jenna Murray

Jenna Murray

Intro Sommelier Course______________________________

L’Oca d’Oro


Kaycee Portscheller

Kaycee Portscheller

WSET 2 | Intro Sommelier Course_______________

Jackson Family Wines


Lisa Mays

Lisa Mays

WSET Advanced | Intro Sommelier Course | CSWS | TWS_______________

Wine With Lisa

Cara Collier

Cara Collier

WSET 2 | French Wine Professional____________________________________________________

Broker Harvest Wines


Sammy Lam

Sammy Lam

ISG Level II | OIV MSc in Wine Management_______________

Vine Vault


Mark V. Fusco

Mark V. Fusco

Certified Sommelier | CSW

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1337 Wine

Dominic Mandola

Dominic Mandola

Certified Sommelier | CSW | CSS | WSET 2 | Italian Wine Professional_______________

RS Lipman Company


Evan Davis

Evan Davis

Certified Sommelier | CSW_______________________________________

Spec’s Wines Spirits and Finer Foods


Our Standards

We request that all members be respectful of any beverage professionals donating their time and resources to raise the bar of knowledge.

Seats for events will be available by RSVP only to current members. We understand that things come up, however must enforce a 3 strikes policy for no-showing/same day cancellation.

Our expectation for members is to maintain professionalism, integrity, and humility at all times. We reserve the right to decline membership at any time if any of these standards are compromised.