Allison Bremer

Wine Director at Californios, Certified Sommelier

My affinity for wine and all things food and beverage started during my undergraduate years at the College of Charleston. I have worked in hospitality my entire professional career, first starting out in Washington, D.C., where I initially thought that events management was my path. I slowly realized that wine was the one thing that kept me interested and consistently excited over the years. Eventually, I moved out to California and attended the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, completing their Master’s Program for Wine Management. During that time, I worked for Larkmead Vineyards. Subsequently, I moved to San Francisco and worked for State Bird Provisions and The Progress. Last year, I began working for Californios, where I currently serve as the Wine Director.

Meet the other judges

Sandra Torres

Wine Specialist, Wine Educator, WSET3, Chef, Food and Wine Pairing

Sahar Gharai

Founder, Wine Buyer, and Sommelier at La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge at La Dolce Vita Wine Lounge