Courtney is a certified sommelier, entrepreneur and author operating forward-thinking wine businesses Your Personal Sommelier™ and HIP TASTES Events™ in San Francisco, California. When she’s not entertaining private and corporate clients as a private sommelier, she enthusiastically caters to Millennial wine enthusiasts in San Francisco nightclubs and bars with her popular HIP TASTES Events™ wine tastings.
She is the author of the Hip Tastes blog (hiptastesblog.com) as well as the book Hip Tastes: The Fresh Guide to Wine, a fun and informative guide to the wine world published October 4, 2007 by Viking Studio, an imprint of Penguin Group USA. The book was named the 2007 Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year, and the San Francisco Chronicle says owning it is like having “a sommelier in your pocket.”
Courtney – who has been called “San Francisco’s Most Wanted Wine Guru” -has been profiled in Vogue, Business Week online, Domino and Daily Candy and appeared on numerous television and radio networks including ABC, NBC, Fox, NPR and Martha Stewart Living Radio. She holds her sommelier certification from the American Court of Master Sommeliers and resides in San Francisco.