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May 16, 2021
Master Sommelier, Sales and Education Manager at E. & J. Gallo Winery, Brett Davis MS will join the 2021 Sommeliers Choice Awards judging panel.
Brett Davis is the Sales & Education Manager of Lux Wines, an importer and marketer of luxury wines from prestigious Italian wineries including Allegrini, Pieropan, Renato Ratti, Poggio al Tesoro, Jermann, Argiano and Tornatore. In this role, Brett oversees sales of the portfolio in the Midwest.
In 2009, Brett passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ diploma level exam and earned the title of Master Sommelier. Just over two hundred fifty individuals worldwide have earned this certification over its forty-year history. In addition to his current position, Brett consults with restaurateurs, wholesalers and retailers nationally with beverage and service training. He consults with brands creating new products, advising on flavor profiles and development. Considered one of the resident whiskey and spirits experts for the Court of Master Sommeliers, he judges spirits contests, gives regular lectures and proctors monthly exams for others going through the certification process.
Most recently. Brett Davis was the chief operating officer for Falls City Hospitality Group (FCHG) in Louisville where he spearheaded concept and design development, while managing the beverage programs for all properties. Brett founded the group in 2010. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Davis started working in kitchens at the age of 16.
He has waited tables at legendary Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, and held positions at restaurants across the country including Michael’s in Santa Monica and Geronimo in Santa Fe. Prior to FCHG, he spent 10 years working for Vintner Select, a major wine importer and distributor carrying more than 2,500 wines from around the world.
Brett Davis will be joining the 2021 Sommeliers Choice Awards judging panel.