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CW (Charles William) Kelley III, CS

CW Kelley has been in the hospitality industry for 30 years with the past 20 years in the Washington, DC market. Joining the Fiola Mare team in August  2018, CW works with three other sommeliers to maintain a 1000-label wine list with a depth of 8,000 bottles for the restaurant. He has earned a Hospitality Management certificate from Cornell University.

Having worked with passionate sommeliers during his career, CW found the same passion for wine.

Certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers in 2015, he has been accepted into the Advanced Sommelier program in 2017 taking only the class that year and plans to apply for the test in 2019. CW graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in Viticulture in May 2018 from Missouri State University-West Plains through Vesta-USA which is a National Science Foundation-funded program to help students attain certificates or degrees in Viticulture, Enology, and Wine Business.






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Dora Lobo

Beverage Director and Sommelier, The Catering Company of Washington and Elizabeth's Gone Raw, D.C.