Kerrin Laz

Wine Director |

Kerrin Laz- Wine DirectorGrowing up on the east end of Long Island in New York, Kerrin was first introduced to wine from witnessing the evolution of surrounding sod fields and potato farms to vineyards of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay. While studying at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kerrin’s palate Read morebroadened, working at the esteemed Crook’s Corner and Anotherthyme in Durham, North Carolina. Through her experiences with working in the restaurant world, Kerrin realized her true passion was the world of great food & wine.

In 2003, Kerrin decided to make wine her profession and began her career with DEAN & DELUCA, where she started as the Wine Buyer for the Washington, DC store. After three years, she felt the urge to broaden her wine knowledge and responsibilities and made the cross-country move to Napa Valley, to manage and create the wine selection for the St. Helena, California DEAN & DELUCA.

Today, as Wine Director for DEAN & DELUCA, Kerrin concentrates her efforts on product selection for the company both domestically and internationally and has become an integral member of the most established and up-and-coming star vintner community. Her palate rivals some of the most esteemed wine critics for California wine and has earned her access to the best of the new introductions in the California wine world. Kerrin is also a freelance journalist for Edible Communities Publication and since 2007 and has been a judge on the wine panel for the Food & Wine Magazine’s American Wine Awards.

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Our Personal Wine Sommeliers bring one vital component to the table: great wine knowledge and the ability to suggest the best wines based solely on your palate. Consider our team your own personal wine sommelier.

F&W Adventures with Kerrin Laz

Visit to Mayacamas Winery - July 2014
On Monday, I spent a fantastic afternoon at the renowned Mayacamas  Vineyards touring and learning more about the property and tasting current and past vintages thanks to Mayacamas' Artie Johnson. As the newest stewards of this special vineyard high atop Mount Veeder, vintners Charlie & Ali Banks and Jay Schottenstein and son Joey, have created a dynamic team including Artie, winemaker Andy Erickson, viticulturist Annie Favia and Estate Director Jimmy Hayes. They are serious about preserving this winery while also bringing it to a new level in terms of farming, hospitality and winery logistics.


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Michael Green After graduating from Saint Mary’s College, Michael started his career in wine sales & marketing with Agustin Huneeus’ portfolio of luxury wine brands including Quintessa, Faust, and Illumination as well their Chilean winery Veramonte. Working his way to the artisan genre of Read more