Gina Gregory got her start in the wine business in 1999 when she took a part-time sales position in a small wine shop. In 2003 she helped open Portalis Wine Shop & Wine Bar in Seattle, a popular neighborhood venue and esteemed authority on wine. Gina became a Certified Sommelier in 2007 from the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Her passion for food & wine has taken her throughout the wine regions of France & Italy. Today, in addition to managing Portalis, Gina is a wine consultant for several local restaurants as well as a sales representative for J. Strecker Imports.
About Kimberly Chilcutt
Kimberly is a native of Seattle and graduated from the University of Washington with B.A. in French. She spent time away from Seattle, working in magazine publishing, and returned home 2003, where she quite unexpectedly began working at a local wine shop.
This new job not only expanded Kimberly’s appreciation of wine, but also of the people who produce it. She has a deep affection for the small volume winemaker, and is committed to promoting their way of life. She remains passionate about travel, food, drink, and culture and is very honored to share in these wine adventures with others.
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