Andres Contreras

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Andres Contreras

Charleston

About Andres Contreras

I’m the Front of House Manager and Sommelier at a busy French Brasserie.

My Venues

Accolades

  • Top 30 under 30 (Charleston)
    Zafar
  • Best Sommelier, 2017
    Charleston City Paper

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

We work long hours. We
"We work long hours. We sometimes deal with less than desirable people. What makes it truly worth it though, are the friendships that grow from simply sharing a bottle of wine. @dkw413 - you’re the man. Thank you for being awesome. #rotiecellars #proletariatwine"
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Gotta love the @vintagechs
"Gotta love the @vintagechs late-night pour. I’m a sucker for Rioja, and tonight they have the 2005 @bodegasrlopezdeheredia Viña Tondonia Reserva. (I stole the following blurb from Sevenfifty) “This family-owned winery makes highly individual wines in a style essentially unchanged since its inception in 1877. They grow all their grapes using organic methods, ferment using only natural yeasts and do not filter their wines. They employ four full-time coopers to make their barrels. Gravonia, Tondonia, Bosconia and Cubillo are all individual vineyards which have been in the family for generations. Patience is a family watchword, as this bodega thinks nothing of waiting twenty years before releasing a wine. Their “Crianzas” are aged like others’ “Reservas”; the “Reservas” as long as others’ “Gran Reservas”. And the ultimate accolade of “Gran Reserva” is accorded to only the very greatest vintages.” #vinatondonia #lopezdeheredia #rioja #vintagelounge #grassroots"
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Cheers to 2018. 2017 was
"Cheers to 2018. 2017 was definitely busy, but looking forward to a productive new year."
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