“The best advice I’ve received is: ‘Be confident in the work that you’ve done.’ It helps me to put the anxiety aside, and to move forward.”
Cara radiates a joy and warmth that not only lifts the spirits of her guests, but also her peers in the wine community. Join us for this episode as we ponder: What is part spider, part scorpion, and runs like the wind? Why does the captain call all the sommeliers to his cabin at the first sign of a disaster at sea? And how a somm can cure an angry guest with their bag of magical elixirs.
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Cara De Lavallade, Enchantment Resort, Sedona
Cara is an Advanced Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and has over a decade of experience in the wine industry. She is currently living in Arizona, where she manages the beverage program for the Enchantment Resort in Sedona. She has worked in Mendoza, Argentina, on the sommelier team for Silversea Cruises, as well as extensively in Washington State, having managed the wine list for Terra Plata in Seattle, and serving as the Wine Director for the esteemed Willows Lodge in Woodinville. She’s currently studying for the Master Sommelier exam, and holds an Advanced certification from WSET, a French Wine Scholar Certificate, and is a Certified Sherry Specialist.