Sommelier Group Co-Founder

Sommelier Group Educator

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Kris Graczy
Certified Sommelier, Hospitality and Marketing Expert

Sommelier Group Co-Founder

Sommelier Group Educator

Kris Graczy
Certified Sommelier, Hospitality and Marketing Expert
Morgan VanderKamer
Kris is passionate about a wine, food and travels, and he had been working successfully in the Hospitality industry for the past 10 years, selling wines from all over the world.
Summary

Achieved a degree in Marketing and Management of Hospitality Industry and experience in managing a Hotel Resort & SPA. Was working as a Sommelier, Barista, Bartender and Manager in Poland, England, Netherlands, New York, Miami and Napa Valley, California. Had responsibilities for the major aspects related to those positions. Working almost 4 years on Cruise Ships, gave him an opportunity to travel the entire world and to visit 74 countries on 6 continents and experienced wine production in famous regions.

Trained by the Cellar Master on the Oceania Cruises fleet on how to achieve the best customer service and how to obtain top wine sales.  Was organizing public wine tastings on the cruises. Had extensive experience in wine and bar service and had a proven track record of taking costumer service to its highest level.  In addition, know wine and food pairing as He had training in that field and  travelled through different wine regions of the World like: USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America. This is where he learned about the type of wines, grape varietal, style and techniques of wine production but also about whisky, cognac, brandy and others. In his Sommelier course learned how to find the diversity of aromas in different types of wines. In the meantime was working as a Sales Representative for an advertisement company where learned sales techniques.

Joined Joseph Phelps Vineyards Cellar Team on August 2015 in the heart of Napa Valley to learn more about wine production, to better understand steps of winemaking and to have a rounder knowledge for the future. After He finished harvest in Napa Valley went back home to Poland and prepared everything for next contract at Joseph Phelps. Started working on Sales and Wine Education on February 2016.  During that 2-year period of time learned a lot of new aspects about trade tastings with restaurant and hotel owners. Simultaneously was studying the Spanish language at Napa Valley College, because it is the second most important language in California. The next semester had taken Enology and Viticulture classes at the same College to learn even more about the steps of wine production and managing vineyards

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2019 © • Sommelier Group

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