Krista Church

Sommelier
Krista Church

Austin

About Krista Church

Coming from a background in biological anthropology, sommelier Krista Church received an accidental education in wine. The convergence of the history of the people, the geology of the land, and the chemistry of production of wine all played their part in capturing her heart. Krista joined the Parkside Projects family in 2016, where she writes and works for several concepts. Ranging from the group’s flagship restaurant, Parkside, to the Italian-focused list at Neapolitan pizzeria, the backspace, Krista highlights farm-to-table cuisine with eclectic selections from around the world. A champion for an unpretentious approach to wine, her wine-for-the people mantra opens a dialogue with guests and staff alike. When she’s not at one of Parkside’s concepts, you can find her drinking bubbles on her couch watching Antiques Roadshow.

My Venues

Accolades

  • Court of Master Sommeliers Certified Sommelier

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Tasted 2015 vs. 2016 barrel
"Tasted 2015 vs. 2016 barrel samples (!) this afternoon with the incomparable Anne Parent. ❤️🍷 #cotedebeaune"
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Not a bad Monday. Celebrating
"Not a bad Monday. Celebrating surviving SXSW with the gorgeous wines of @#monfortedalba"
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New desserts means new dessert
"New desserts means new dessert pairings too ❤️🍰 #fortified"
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