Judy began her wine career in San Diego, presenting hand crafted wines to restaurants and hotels. In addition to bringing great wines to their tables she shared her unique educational experience of working with and learning directly from the founders of California’s cutting edge wineries with buyers and staff.
A move to Ohio spurred her love affair with European wines. Here, she launched several new wine labels with a small distributor. After that, a series of promotions as a Robert Mondavi Sales Manager landed her in Boston via the Northwest. In 2005, Judy joined Raymond family to manage their Northeast portfolio.
In 2010, Judy realized the BEST way to fulfill her passion for enjoying fine wine and great food with interesting people was to embark on her greatest adventure yet. Best Year Ever Wine Agency was born. Working directly with small winery founders then for Napa Valley’s two founding families has provided the experience required to foster the growth of today’s small wineries.
At Best Year Ever, Judy helps artisanal wine & cider companies and distributors define and achieve their sales goals while respecting their brand and company images. She has earned the title “Certified Specialist of Wine” from the Society of Wine Educators, an education organization whose mission is to advance wine education through professional development and certification.