Adjunct Wine Faculty
Dave Yoshida first got started in the wine profession while in graduate school, finagling a position teaching Yale's wine classes. After a brief time working in wine retail, he transitioned to a sommelier position with the AvroKO group in New York City. Curiosity led him to intern for the 2013 vintage with Gramercy Cellars in Walla Walla, and after catching the winemaking bug Dave followed with stage years in Bierzo and Chinon, working with Ricardo Perez-Palacios and Domaine Charles Joguet. Having just finished the Master Sommelier examination, he is currently the wine director and 1/2 of the team building the online startup Pollux Wine, helping to promote up and coming California boutique wine producers.