Distribution Consultant & Wine Educator
CMS Advanced Sommelier
Ted Glennon, sommelier & educator is a trusted voice in American wine and a leader in the national sommelier community. Ted began his career working in the kitchen of a steakhouse in the Mojave Desert as a teenager. For over 20+ years as a Sommelier, Wine Director and General Manager he refined his knowledge of fine wine and hospitality skills and business management. For the past 7 years, Ted has gained experience as a wine producer, managing national distribution and route to market brand strategy and event production. Ted has a comprehensive understanding of the many facets of the industry. Today, Ted Glennon’s Company “Asilomar” specializes in developing and managing fine wine brands: national representation and wholesale distribution. The company also focuses on marketing and event creation and production: intimate events elevating wines and creating real engagement with sought after collectors, consumers, and sommeliers.
Ted Glennon is also the Wine Director and Sommelier Liaison for Pebble Beach Food & Wine and Los Angeles Food & Wine which are two of the most prestigious wine festivals in America: a national stage for fine wine brands. He organizes 4 days of tastings, seminars, lunches, dinners, and late night events: curating over 300 producers. Pebble Beach Food and Wine attracts over eight thousand fine wine consumers as attendees. As the Sommelier Liaison, Ted is responsible for organizing a team of over 100 sommeliers each year from across the continent. These Men and Women represent the best and brightest of America’s wine service, and Ted always keeping an eye on new talent - the team is ever changing.
Additionally, Ted Glennon produces his own wine under the label Vocal Vineyards which is a collection of small single vineyard wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay region (going on its 8th vintage in 2020!). To promote the wines for 4 years sessions of “Vinyl and Vino” Ted’s pop up tasting room party: popular wine bars where he DJ’s for the night.