Alice Hama

Consultant in Los Angeles, California

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Transplant from Tokyo. Love in wine and sake. Alice started her career in Central Bank of Japan, but could not drop her lifelong dream of working in the restaurant world. When she completed the program at the acclaimed international wineschool Academie du Vin, headquartered in Paris, then the Wine Education and Restaurant Management program at UCLA,she came to the conclusion that she would adventure into the world of wine. Alice spent 2 years at Crustacean Beverly Hillsas the lead Somm, overseeing 700 selections and 3000 bottles on stock and overseeing a wine list achieving the Best of Award ofExcellence with Wine Spectator. She is currently working as a freelance wine writer and consultant, handling 3 mediasources and 7 restaurants. She holds more than 15 wine and food related certifications around the world including Court ofMaster Sommelier and WSET.

----- CREDENTIALS -----

UCLA Wine Program Certificate in Wine Education and Management
WSET Student of Level 4 Diploma
CMS Certified Sommelier (Level II Sommelier)
JSA Certified Wine Expert
SWE Certified Wine Specialist
SWA Certified Wine Educator
SSI Certified Sake Sommelier (Kikisake-shi)
SSI Certified Sake Quality Examiner
NRA ServSafe Alcohol License
BarSmarts Wired Certificate in Spirits and Mixology
Japanese Wine Lovers Association - US Ambassador
West Coast Wine Community - Board Member
Graduate of Academie du Vin Tokyo
Graduate of Veraison-Harvest Wine School Tokyo
Graduate of Sake Service Institute Program Tokyo
Graduate of LearnAboutWine L.A.W School LA - LAW Junior Wine Executive
AEAJ Certified Aromatherapy Adviser
ADC Swedish Therapist
SK Certified Food Education Expert
KAGOME’s Junior Cooking Contest Finalist

----- MEDIA WORK-----

TV Appearance:
Ntb Morning News (KXLA Ch 44.1) Santa Barbara Wineries (7/'12)
UTB Evening News (KXLA Ch 44 ) LA Wine Fest Guide (6/'12)

Magazine & Newspaper Appearance:
The Japanese Daily Sun Newspaper - Wine Columnist (series Vol.33 as of 4/'13)
Restaurant News Magazine - Wine Columnist (series Vol.7 as of 4/'13) Southern California Wine Examiner(series Vol. 20 as of 4/'13)
Monthly Magazine ELNEOS - Interview (12/'12)
Rafu Shimpo Newspaper - Interview (12/'12)
Weekly LALALA Magazine - Event (4/'12)
Monthly Lighthouse Magazine - Featured Article (12/'11)