MARC R. KAUFFMAN

Wine consulting, wine packaging, sommelier events, wine sales

About Marc

Marc's Experience

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Over 30 plus years experience in every aspect of the wine business.  Previous experience includes National Sales Manager for a family Napa Valley winery estate, distributor management in 3 states, National Sales Manager for Stone Creek Wines, the largest negociant and private label wine producer in California, Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wines, Certified Cellar Master, packaging experience and closure specialist with Tetra Pak (Novatwist), and Scholle Packaging (ZORK Closures), PET bottle production and sales.

Certifications and Judging

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Certified Cellar Master: Neiman Marcus Wine School

Certified Specialist of Wine: Society of Wine Educators

Certified Sommelier: Court of Master Sommeliers

Judging Certification: U.C. Davis

International Wine Judge: IWSC

Certified Wine Judge: Trophee International Du Beaujolais, Lyon France

Step By Step Winemaking Certificate: U.C. Davis

Winemaking Basics: Culinary Institute of America

Sommelier: The Sommelier Company, Los Angeles, CA


Wine and Food

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Yes that's me and the late, great Monsieur Paul Bocuse. Travel, tasting and working in most of the primary wine producing regions of the world has given me a unique perspective on wine,  wine consumers and what makes wine more approachable.