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Brian Phillips

Director of Wine Strategy , Darden Restaurants

Director of the wine strategy at Darden Restaurants, multi-brand restaurant operator headquartered in Orlando. Darden has more than 1,500 restaurant locations and more than 150,000 employees, making it the world's largest full-service restaurant company.  Brian chiefly oversees all aspects of the wine and beverage programs for The Capital Grille, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood and Seasons 52 restaurants to include continued training programs as Darden’s Certified Wine Educator and Advanced Sommelier.   


Sommeliers Choice AwardsGet Your Wines Rated by Brian Phillips!

Sommeliers Choice Awards gathers the top restaurant wine buyers, Master Sommeliers, wine directors who have a direct influence on the US on-premise market.

Put your wines in front of them and get rated by Food Parability, Typicity, Value, Quality, and Package.

If you're looking to get in front of the top sommeliers and on-premise wine buyers of the USA, now is the best time to enter your wines. Save up to $50 per wine.

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Leading wine brands from around the world now have an opportunity to grow their business and gain the attention of wine buyers, wine directors and influencers within the U.S. on-premise industry. Time to submit your wines in the 2020 Sommeliers Choice Awards.

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