TASTING EXPERIENCE                                          

Concurso Internacional de Vinhos Cidade do Porto, Portugal 2004

Lodi Mediterranean Varietal Competition 2004

National Orange Show Pacific Rim International Wine Competition 2004                                    

San Francisco Chronicle Tasting Panelist 2000, 2001, 2002

Wine & Spirits Tasting Panel

Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine Tasting Panel

Bordeaux Jury 2011

Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition (formerly LA County Fair) Judge 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

Long Beach Grand Cru Judge 2001, 2002, 2003

Dallas Morning News Wine Competition Judge 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012

San Francisco International Wine Competition Judge 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011

San Diego Wine Competition Judge 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009

Pacific Rim International Wine Competition Judge 2004

Tri-Cities Wine Festival Judge 2001, 2002, 2004, 2011

Pinot Noir Shootout 2002

Australia/California Shootout 2001

San Francisco Bay Wine Competition Judge 2000

Pittsburgh Seafood Festival 10th Annual Zinfandel Competition 2006

 National Women’s Wine Competition Judge 2007, 2008, 2009


San Francisco Wine School (Instructor)

Bureau National Interprofessionel de l’Armagnac (San Francisco Armagnac Ambassador)  

Mahon About Town (Contributor Wine & Restaurant News)



              Golden Gate Restaurant Association (Beverage Manager SF Chefs/Eat Drink SF)

Wines of Chile

New Zealand Wine

Washington State Wine

Slow Food San Francisco Golden Glass Wine Competition

Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition (Spirits Chairman)

Nantucket Wine Festival

Nantucket Book Festival

National Pork Board

21c Hotels

Pacific Catch

Ribera del Duero

Benson Marketing

Creative Feed


Napa Valley Vintners

Wines from Spain

Canyon Road Winery

                Iluna Basque



Westin St. Francis Hotel

XYZ Restaurant at the W Hotel


Twenty Four Restaurant at Pacific Bell Park

                Mayacama Golf Club

                Z Restaurant

                Solano Cellars



Culinary Institute of America

Wine and Spirits Education Trust






Wine by the Class

Culinary Institute of America Rudd Center


Tasting Terroir

San Francisco, CA

St. Helena, CA



Pacific Rim Wine Education Center


San Francisco, CA


Professional Culinary Institute


Crystal Cruises

Harvard Medical School

New Orleans Food & Wine Experience

Women in Wine Symposium, COPIA


UC Davis Terroir Conference

UC Berkeley Women in Leadership

Tri-Cities Wine Festival


Various WSET Classes


Wine & Health

Blind Tasting

Moderator, Breaking into the Wine Business

Marketing Terroir

Workplace Diversity


Campbell, CA

Napa, CA

Serenity-At Sea

St. Helena, CA

New Orleans, LA

Napa, CA


Davis, CA

Berkeley, CA

Pasco, WA



December 2007

April 2007

May 2007

November 11, 2006


March 19-22, 2006

March 5, 2005

November 2004

Crystal Cruises


Serenity-At Sea

October 5-17, 2004


Society of Wine Educators

Cork, Alternative Closures and Packaging

Sultans of Shiraz

Rohnert Park, CA

August 2004


Credit Suisse

The Appellations of Napa Valley & Burgundy vs. California

San Francisco, CA

Tiburon, CA

March 2004

November 2008


Women for Winesense

Women in Wine

Napa, CA

February 4, 2004

Celebrity Cruises


Infinity-At Sea

October 2003

World President’s Organization

Blind Tasting

San Francisco, CA

October 2003

Society of Wine Educators Conference

Cork & Alternative Closures Part II

Bellevue, Washington

July 25, 2003

Credit Suisse First Boston

Bordeaux v. USA

San Francisco, CA

June 2003

Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Mastering Wine I

Tasting Terroir

Europe 2

Fortified and Dessert Wines Intensive

St. Helena, CA

2002, 2003, 2004

Judith Ripka

Wine Tasting

San Francisco, CA

May 7, 2003

Rhone Rangers

Rhone Star Bar

San Francisco, CA

2003, 2004

Reno Tahoe Gourmet Wine & Food Festival

South America

How to Saber a Bottle

Reno, NV

April 25, 2003

Angel’s Share


San Francisco, CA

April 17, 2003

The Outsourcing Institute

Blind Tasting

San Francisco, CA

April 10, 2003

City College


San Francisco, CA

March 20, 2003

Advanced Tasting Room Strategies

Wine Profits Through Education

Rohnert Park, CA

February 4, 2003

Bon Appetit Wine & Spirits Focus

Rioja: The Spanish Paradox

San Francisco, CA

February 2, 2003

Solano Cellars

Rhone Styles Around the World

Wine Course Around the World

The French Connection

The Grape Series

Component Tasting

The Wines of Italy

Pacific Northwest

Albany, CA

2002, 2003, 2004

UC Berkeley Extension

Wine Components: Recognizing What You Taste

Wines of California & Europe

San Francisco, CA

2002, 2003

Tri-Cities Wine Festival

Rhone Valley of France

Pasco, WA

November 2002

Canyon Road Winery

Wine and Food Pairing

Geyserville, CA

September 2002

LA County Fair The Vineyard

Wines of Santa Barbara

How to Taste

Pomona, CA

September 2002

SF Fusion

Wines of Australia

San Francisco, CA

August 2002

Reno Tahoe Gourmet Wine & Food Festival

How to Taste

Wine &  Cheese Pairing

How to Saber a Bottle

New World v. Old World

Reno, NV

May 19, 2002

Society of Wine Educators Conference

Cork or Alternative Closures?  You Decide…

Anaheim, CA

July 28, 2002

Las Vegas Bar & Nightclub Show

Book Signing

Las Vegas, NV

March 2002

Wine Institute, Japan

California By the Glass

Tokyo, Japan

March 13, 2002

Wine Institute, Japan

California By the Glass

Osaka, Japan

March 11, 2002

American Council on Education

Annual Convention

San Francisco, CA

February 11, 2002

Crystal Cruises

Panama Splendor

Harmony-At Sea

January 18-29, 2002

Gene Burns Show, KGO Radio

with Spencer Christian

Global Encyclopedia

San Francisco, CA

October 27, 2001

Santa Rosa Junior College

Bottled Water

Santa Rosa, CA

October 14, 2001

The Chaine de Rotisseurs


Santa Rosa, CA

September 20, 2001

The FoodService Symposium

Wine & Food Pairing

Dallas, TX

June 26, 2001

World Wine Market/Sante  

Wine Pricing Strategies

San Francisco, CA

May 1, 2001

World Wine Market/Sante  

How to Blind Taste

San Francisco, CA

2001, 2002, 2003

Restaurant Business Menus 2001

Wine & Food Pairing with Tommy Toy

San Diego, CA

April 23-24, 2001

Motto Kryla & Fisher, LLP

Wine Trends 2001

San Francisco, CA

March 26

Pacific Rim Wine Education Center

Rhone & Spain, Bordeaux

San Francisco, CA

2001, 2002, 2003

Gene Burns Show, KGO Radio

Wine by the Class

San Francisco, CA

December 2000

The Grapes of Path

Holiday Food & Wine

San Francisco, CA

November 14, 2000

Society of Wine Educators/Sante

State of the Sommelier

San Francisco, CA

August 2, 2000

Gene Burns Show, KGO Radio

SWE Conference

San Francisco, CA

July 2000

Drink Great Wine

Rioja and Cheese  

San Francisco, CA

March 9, 2000

Wine Brats


San Francisco, CA

January 26, 2000

KCBX Radio

Wine Drinker’s Guide

with Archie McLaren

San Francisco, CA

January 25, 2000

Arcigola Slow Food

Piemontese Wines

San Francisco, CA

Winter 2000

American Institute of Wine & Food  


San Francisco, CA

2000, 2001















Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier December 2006

Court of Master Sommeliers Introductory Course May 2006

Society of Wine Educators Board of Directors 2002-2005

Certified Wine Educator 2001

Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma 1997

Chaine de Rotisseurs Young Sommelier Competition regional finalist 2002

Society of Wine Educators Conference Co-Program Chair 2000

Judge Sante Magazine Restaurant Wine & Spirits Hospitality Awards 2000, 2005

Best of Award of Excellence, Wine Spectator Magazine for Jardinière Restaurant 1998

Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Higher Certificate 1995

2nd Place in Concours Mondial des Sommeliers Competition Regional Finals Competition NYC 1995

Masters of Coffee, Italy 1993

Cornell University Bachelor of Science Food & Beverage Management 1993

Wine Challenge ™ Team Winner 1993

Chef de Cuisine for dinner honoring Dave Thomas of Wendy’s, November 5, 1992

Judge Sunset Wine Awards 2005, 2007



 A Taste for Life (to benefit American Diabetes Association)                            2002

Staglin Benefit for Mental Health                                                                         2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Share Our Strength                                                                                                2001

Strike Out Breast Cancer Advisory Board                                                            2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Dessert First to benefit Project Open Hand Planning Committee                    2000

Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry Dinner/Jardiniere Alum Dinner              November 2012



La Paulee de San Francisco                                                                                    2008

Pebble Beach Food & Wine                                                                                 2008, 2009, 2014

James Beard Awards                                                                                              2007

La Paulee de New York                                                                                         2007

Robert Parker 25th Anniversary of the Wine Advocate Celebration                   October 23, 2004

lead sommelier

Ellis Island Statue of Liberty Event

                Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars                                                                       March 15, 2003

Heritage Tasting of Inglenook back to 1933 at Niebaum-Coppola  December 6, 2002

                Documented for Travel Channel

Wine Spectator Wine Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada                                       October 2002

Wine Spectator Wine Experience NY, NY                                                         October 2005

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Dinner                                                                          2002

Hanzell Retirement Tasting for Bob Sessions                                                    2002

Collector’s Dinner at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars

Documented by the Smithsonian Institute                                         March 30-31, 2001

La Paulee de San Francisco                                                                                    March 3, 2001

Masters of Food & Wine, Highlands Inn, Carmel, CA                                     February 2001, 2002, 2007

Goldman Sachs Annual Wine Dinner                                                                 June 2000, 2001, 2002

KCBX Central Coast Wine Classic at Hearst Castle                                           2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014

Commanderie de Bordeaux de San Francisco &

Interational Wine & Food Society Dinner with

Le Duc de Mouchy and Mr. Jean-Bernard Delmas                                              March 1997           

Dinner in Honor of Baron Eric de Rothschild

given by Michael Broadbent and Don Zacharia                                                 February 2, 1996

1961 Bordeaux Tasting with Bipin Desai                                                            1995

Guigal Gala Tasting & Lunch Tribeca Grill                                                         May 1995

The Wine Challenge New York                                                                           1994

The Wine Challenge, Boston Wine Expo                                                           1994

Fifth Annual Bon Appetit Wine & Spirits Focus, Avery Fisher Hall                1994



Bordeaux                                                                                                        November 2008

Vinos de Madrid, Spain                                                                                                       November 2007

Tequila, Mexico                                                                                                      November 2004, October 2006, July 2007

Thessaloniki, Greece                                                                                             October 2004

Douro Valley, Portugal                                                                   July 2004

Rhone Valley                                                                               April 2004

Spain (Rioja, Navarra, Priorato, Montsant)                                                         September 2002, March 2005

Portugal (cork forests)                                                                                           August 2002

Australia                                                                                                                 August 2002

Washington State                                                                                                  November 2001

Austria                                                                                                                    May 2000

Chile                                                                                                                       March 2000

Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne                                                                             Winter 1999

Tuscany                                                                                                                  November 1999

International Pinot Noir Conference, Oregon                                                    August 1999                                          

California                                                                                                                all regions, often

Arcigola Slow Food Vini Piemontesi education program                                  1993

(Primo Corso di Conoscenza dei Vini e della Gastonomia Piemontese 1993)



L’Auberge Del Mar 2008

Iluna Basque           2004

Cetrella                    2001-2002

W Hotel                 1999-2000

Jardiniere                1997-1999



Jardinière                                                                                                San Francisco, CA                

Rubicon                                                                                                  San Francisco, CA

The Grill at the Reebok Sports Club/NY                                           New York, NY

Montrachet                                                                                            New York, NY

Nobu                                                                                                      New York, NY

Tribeca Grill                                                                                           New York, NY

The Greenhouse at the Vista Hotel                                                     New York, NY

The Brotherhood of Thieves                                                               Nantucket, MA     

Bonnie Briar Country Club                                                                   Larchmont, NY

Pancho Villa’s                                                                                        Larchmont, NY



Pilot for Wine Country Living vignettes

Satellite Media Tour Canyon Road Winery

 View from the Bay

The Gene Burns Show (radio)



Island Spirits                                                                                          Nantucket, MA     




Rubicon Estate                      Estate Ambassador                               Rutherford, CA     




One response

9 01 2009
Terri Schill

Hi Rebecca,

I just wanted to thank you for presenting at our Western Regional meeting.
I found it very beneficial and I’m most appreciative.

Thanks again,

Terri Schill

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