Affiliate Master Sommelier
Catherine Fallis, MS (pronounced “fall is”) is the world’s 5th female Master Sommelier and Proprietor at Planet Grape® LLC, a wine consulting firm providing content, reviews, corporate & private tastings, restaurant wine program development, and speaking services. She created her alter-ego, grape goddess®, to help bring wine down to earth for consumers as well as those entering the wine industry. She is one of a handful of female professional sabreurs in the world, opening a bottle of Champagne with a sword in a dazzling theatrical performance. Catherine was recently inducted into Les Dames d’Escoffier and is a Board Member of The American Institute of Wine & Food.
Her diverse wine background as a salesperson, sommelier, distributor, and supplier helped Catherine become the well-rounded and thorough expert she is today. She understands all facets of the wine business and is a frequent speaker, event host, educator, and consultant for corporations, consumers, and the wine trade. She is a highly sought after wine expert and spokesperson for the wine industry. She is Panel Lead/Editor-in-Chief of Planet Grape Wine Review.