Jean K Reilly MW started her career in wine as the sommelier for a small French restaurant in Manhattan in 2001. She moved on to work as a wine journalist, eventually visiting over 1000 wineries in 60 wine regions and working the harvest in 3 different countries. Jean has shared her passion for wine on television and radio and with readers of magazines such as Fortune, Wine Enthusiast and American Airlines' Latitudes.
She has also run the purchasing departments for such prestigious retailers as Morrell & Company in New York and JJ Buckley in California. In 2010, After 7 years of study, Jean became just the 5th American woman to become a Master of Wine.
Currently, Jean divides her time between educating wine professionals and consumers through Slate Wine & Spirits Academy and hosting wine, beer and spirit events for business groups through her company Masterful Wine Events. When not in front of a crowd talking about wine, Jean can be found jumping out of airplanes.
Wine Educator, Wine Speaker, Wine Drinker.