By: Christopher S. Miller
July 13, 2012

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Congratulations to the other Christopher Miller of Spago Beverly Hills who just passed the Master Sommelier Exam in Texas. I know only too well the sacrifice and efforts that are required to pass that exam.
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The next round of Sommelier Courses will be held under our new title, the Sommelier Wine Academy at new locations.

Christopher S. Miller has been the sommelier for The 21 Club, The American Hotel (Sag Harbor) and consulted as a sommelier for 75 Main (Southampton) and The Stone Creek Inn (East Quogue). Trained at the Culinary Institute of America and in Europe, his experiences also include Chef-Owner of a four-star restaurant and Saucier Chef at a four-star hotel in Switzerland. Currently Christopher is an Advanced Sommelier and a Master Sommelier Candidate in the Court of Master Sommeliers program.

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As a wine educator, Christopher has held the position of Wine Education Manager for Winebow Inc. and consulted on educational programs for Charmer Industries, Corterra Wines, Martin-Scott Wines and is currently the Wine Educator and internet content provider for Sherry-Lehmann Wine Merchants and for Hamptons Wine Club .

Christopher is a Director for the The Sommelier Wine Academy, on the Board of Directors for the Stony Brook Center for Wine, Food and Culture, writes the from the vine for The Long Island Pulse and Senior Wine Writer for Dan's Papers.

Christopher has developed many tools for educating and learning about the many great wine regions of the world. With the wine world evolving so rapidly it is paramount for wine distributors, suppliers and importers and their employees to be well informed of the laws, trends and cultural changes occurring in each wine region. The wine world is vast and growing, a professional in the industry needs to have a handle on both the history of wine in each important region as well as future trends. has the tools, seminars, maps and background to train sales forces to be the most professional on the street and make your company the wine specialist company of your region.

Educational Programs and Tools include:
  • Seminars and Presentations developed for professional wine sales representatives, sommeliers, retailers and the consumer. Our Seminars include quizzes and tests when requested.
  • Educational tools that accompany our seminars or can be developed separately include wine regional fact sheets, study guides and blind wine tasting techniques and sheets.
  • Digitally designed wine maps that can be tailored to fit a supplier, distributor, retailer or restaurants needs, the maps can also be tailored for use in Point of Sale material and PowerPoint Presentations.
  • Content for web-based wine retailers, this includes graphics and information on wine from the region down to individual wines and vineyards.

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