Bliss Wines Import – “Your passion is great wine. Ours is delivering it.”
What's all the hype...about organic and biodynamic wines??
Find out today during our tasting with our special guest,
Advanced Sommelier, Andrey Ivanov, of Bliss Wine Imports,
who will speak about organic and natural wines and he will pour some of our faves from Bliss!
ABOUT Andrey Ivanov, Advanced Sommelier, National Sales Manager, Bliss Wine Imports
Andrey has achieved the Advanced Sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers and has passed two of the three portions of the Master Sommelier Diploma.
His sommelier career stretches back to 2009 in St. Louis, MO and he has recently moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work with Bliss full-time. For years, he has been recognized as one of the country's top sommeliers through national competitions and by national press.
Accomplishments & Recognition
Food & Wine Magazine Top Sommeliers of the Year: 2016
Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers: 2015
Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America: Reeds American Table: 2016, 2017
Wine Enthusiast Magazine Top 100 Wine Restaurants in America: Elaia & Olio: 2014, 2015
Top Somm National Sommelier Championship: 3rd Place (2015)
Top New Somm: Midwest Regional Winner: 2014, 2013, 2012
Chaine des Rotisseurs Best Young Sommelier Competition National Championship Winner: 2015
Chaine des Rotisseurs Best Young Sommelier Competition National Championship 2nd Place: 2014
Wine & Spirits Magazine Best New Sommelier: 2013
Andrey & Bliss Wine Imports
Andrey first connected with Bliss Wine Imports after he toured Portugal and fell in love with wines from producer João Tavares de Pina, for whom Bliss had just become the exclusive United States importer. From there Andrey became our first restaurant customer, and later our first full-time employee. He has realized that bringing great wines to the public is his professional passion. He now plays the critical role of National Sales Manager and assists Alleah in choosing new wines for the portfolio through research and travel