Evan Goldstein

Sommelier
Evan Goldstein

San Francisco

About Evan Goldstein

In 1987 Evan became the eighth American to pass the Master Sommelier examination. He served two terms as chairman of the American Chapter of the Court of Master Sommeliers, served as an adviser to the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, and acted on the Board of Directors of Women Chefs’ and Restaurateurs. Evan is the author of "Five Star Service: Your Guide to Hospitality Excellence," "Perfect Pairings: A Master Sommelier’s Practical Advice for Partnering Wine with Food," "Daring Pairings: A Master Sommelier Matches Distinctive Wines with Recipes from His Favorite Chefs," and "Wines of South America: The Essential Guide." In addition, Goldstein co-authored 'Wine and Food Pairing' in the Williams-Sonoma Lifestyles series. He has been a regular editorial contributor to America’s Santé magazine and Sommelier Journal, a contributing editor for Wine & Dine (Singapore’s celebrated epicurean publication) and is the American wine correspondent for Wine Review, South Korea’s leading wine and food magazine, and is a recurring guest wine expert on NBC’s syndicated television show “In Wine Country.”

Accolades

  • "Wine Marketer of the Year," 2006
    Starwine®
  • First-ever "Achievement in Education" winner, 2005
    Starwine®
  • “Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional” Nominee, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2005
    James Beard Foundation