CMS Certified Sommelier
Tara Herrick is a certified sommelier studying for her advanced. Her love for wine and food began at the age of 17 where she moved to Cannes, France for a year and was exposed to many different types of cuisines, dishes and wine.
After returning from her year abroad, she studied Anthropology at San Francisco State University. For Tara, wine and Anthropology have a lot in common. When studying wine, one must look at geography, wine makers, vineyards, and grape varieties, but history and culture have a lot to do with understanding a wine region as well.
Tara has worked in restaurants since she was 18 and really began to focus in wine when she worked at Press Club wine bar in San Francisco. From there she worked at Tres Sabores winery in Napa, CA where she ran the tasting room, wine club and events. After moving back from Napa after a year she worked at Arlequin Wine Merchant in San Francisco running the wine club program and from there she moved on and became the beverage director and floor manager at Dirty Water for three years where she ran an extensive by the glass program.