JoAnn is a Certified Specialist of Wine and member of the Society of Wine Educators as well as a Certified Adv. Sommelier earning both an American and Italian Wine Specialist Degree from the North American Sommelier Assn with honors. A Certified Wine Judge who has judged at numerous International, Regional and local wine competitions. She was a portfolio manager for Haro Imports and began her Sommelier career working at the Tarry Lodge in Port Chester N.Y. Today she works part time at two of the Hudson Valleys great wine destinations the Wine Spectators award winning Glenmere Mansion as Wine Educator and Sommelier in Chester, New York and Brotherhood Americas Oldest Winery. She is the Regional Vice President for the Hudson Valley/ New York City area promoting the merits of wine appreciation and education for the American Wine Society.