Alyssa Wolf

Beverage Director, Owner
Alyssa Wolf

Washington

About Alyssa Wolf

Alyssa founded Red Wolf Imports with her husband, Ian, in 2015, after a trip to South Africa revealed that the most exciting wines from the region were not available to consumers in the United States. Alyssa started her professional career as a physical therapist. After eight years practicing, she finally answered the call of the the wine industry. She has built their business, in large part, connecting via social media with wholesalers, retailers, restaurateurs, and consumers. She’s organically grown the social media following of her small, regional wine import business from zero to over 5,000 nationwide followers and counting. Alyssa lives and operates in the Washington, D.C. region with her cat, Pickles, and Ian.

My Venues

Accolades

  • WSET Level 2 with distinction

    Where I Go Out

    Behind the Scenes

    Summer in a dish. Sunchoke
    "Summer in a dish. Sunchoke Veloute at @gravitasdc. What wine would you pair with a dish like this: poached lobster, fennel marmalade, green apple brown butter powder?"
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    Wine and food are more than
    "Wine and food are more than just sustenance. It's an experience, a lifestyle, something you can share with family, friends, and strangers. @gravitasdc is an experience worth sharing. You design your own tasting menu from @chef_mbaker's menu selecting 4-7 courses (wine pairings as an option of course). Experience it for yourself if you can, and check out our pages for more posts to come! Pictured: tasting of summer mushrooms."
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    How are you celebrating Pride
    "How are you celebrating Pride Week? Have you checked out @Orchidbardc yet? They've got @kaapzicht 's chenin blanc that we are pretty crazy about. Oh, and their cocktails look divine. Happy Pride!"
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    We are so excited about this
    "We are so excited about this upcoming week wine lovers! Learn about Babylonstoren's rosé this week on #winestudio (Twitter) and then join us and all the other Pink Society party people Thursday for #pinksociety. It's time to drink pink!"
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    A year older, but not a bit
    "A year older, but not a bit smarter. See how we celebrate Alyssa's birthday in our stories tonight (and please no guessing how old she is)."
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    Continuing with our pinot noir
    "Continuing with our pinot noir posts (we're feeling mysterious - get it "noir") here's another South African pinot that will surprise you. With grapes from Stellenbosch @ernstgouws_wine uses natural fermentation in open top fermenters for their 2016 pinot noir. That warm climate fruit shows, but so does that characteristic smokiness you see in some wines. Pairs beautifully with charcuterie and grilled meats. Vegetarian? Try to portobello burger. Yum. Learn more on our new website - click the link in the bio."
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