Alyse comes to the Champagne Specialist position from, as she likes to say, “the ground up”. As a Cornell Viticulture and Enology BS alumni and with a post-graduate degree in Hospitality Management, she has gotten exposure to many aspects of the wine industry, and brings a strong background in technical knowledge to the position.
Prior to becoming a Champagne Specialist, Alyse completed a graduate degree in Europe, and worked as a Beverage Manager, overseeing the highly successful program at Crosby Street Hotel in SoHo, Manhattan. Alyse has also been a manager at Fairmont Hotels, helping to position food & beverage programs at The Fairmont San Francisco and The Plaza, NYC. Outside of work, Alyse enjoys equestrian sports, downhill skiing, and of course Champagne, her passion. She is pursuing the Master of Wine, and has thus far achieved WSET Diploma Level.