Adjunct Wine Faculty
Ian is one of approximately 200 Master Sommeliers in the world, and also one of the youngest. In 2011, he was named Best Young Sommelier in the World Under 35 Years Old, and that same year he took first prize as TOP|SOMM in the US.
Ian was recently featured as one of the main characters in a popular wine documentary film, called SOMM, which chronicled his three-year quest to become a certified Master Sommelier. He has rendered his sommelier services at restaurants including Aubergine, Le Quai, Fleur de Lys, Jardiniere, Spruce and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, and has served as the US Ambassador for Krug Champagne of France. Aficionados can follow Ian’s worldwide hunts for exceptional wines atSommSelect.com, a free subscription website he founded. He joined ICC in 2013.