Jason Wild

Teacher and Coach in East Rochester, New York

Jason Wild

Teacher and Coach in East Rochester, New York

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I am by no means a beer expert, nor am I a beer snob, but I am but a lover of the heavenly beverages known as beer, wine, spirits, and cider.

I have been working with different aspects of alcohol and customer service for just under a decade. Doing so has allowed me to become very familiar with macro and micro beer, wine, and the distilling industries through hard work and dedication. This kind of access has lent itself to some lucky encounters with owners, operators, and other enthusiasts. A large portion of my career within the beverage industry has been working retail within a very close-knit, family run wine and spirits store in Canandaigua, New York. I found mentorship under many highly regarded and certified individuals and received an abundant amount of knowledge because of it. These opportunities have provided me an ample framework around which to study, practice and passionately embrace the world of wine and spirits. In addition, I spent a year at the New York Wine and Culinary Center, a non-profit organization, where I supplemented my depth of knowledge in their advocate based tutelage.

Through my experiences I have garnered inconsequential certifications; yet nothing has been as rewarding as the abilities to interact with and learn from the passion, dedication, abilities and innovations of the brew masters, wine-makers, and master distillers of New York and the world.

~ Jason Wild