+ Completed high school in Rennes, France.
+ BA Comparative Literature, Brown University; MBA, Southern Methodist University.
+ Assistant to Alexis Lichine, Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Margaux, 1979 – 1980.
+ Fine Wine Director, Glazer’s Wholesale Distributors (now Southern Glazer), 1980 – 1990.
+ President Val d’Orbieu Wines, 1990 – 1996.
+ President Martin Sinkoff Wines, Inc., 1996 – 2001.
+ Director Marketing Pasternak Wine Imports div. DBR (Lafite), 2001 – 2005.
+ Wine Director, William Grant and Sons, 2006 – 2007.
+ VP Director Marketing, Frederick Wildman and Sons, 2008 – 2018.
+ Ordre National du Mérite Agricole, Officier, for service to France, French Government. 2004.
+ Les Dames d’Escoffier, Dallas Chapter. Lifetime Achievement Award. 2000
+ President, Congregation Ansche Chesed, New York. 2014 - 2017.
+ Chose wine as his career after receiving an MA from Johns Hopkins University-School of Advanced International Studies
+ Is one of the very first U.S. Masters of Wine and founding President of the Institute of Masters of Wine (North America)
+ Has worked for two national wine importing companies in various sales and marketing capacities, last as Senior Vice President-Director of Marketing for Frederick Wildman & Sons…his duties extended to liaison with suppliers and educating wholesaler sales staff
+ Has lived and traveled all around the U.S., working “in the trenches” selling to and alongside wholesalers in every major market for wine – all the coasts and in between!
+ Established and managed a start-up retail business in New York affiliated with a European wine merchant
+ Has visited and represented wineries in more than a dozen countries
+ Is a skilled speaker who has presented countless seminars and tastings to both trade and consumers
+ Has published numerous articles and currently provides high-level content for websites
+ In recent years, has judged wine competitions in the U.S., Argentina, Turkey, Portugal and China
+ Has his own consultancy, Vintrinsic Solutions, which operates independently of Martin Sinkoff Associates on separate projects