After 10 years in finance, Jean K Reilly made the switch to wine in 2001, becoming the sommelier for a small French restaurant in Manhattan. She went on to lead the wine buying teams at some of the country's top independent retailers, including Morrell & Company in Manhattan and JJ Buckley in California. She has written for a wide variety of publications, including Fortune, Wine Enthusiast and Food & Wine books.
In 2010, she became just the 5th American woman to be awarded the prestigious Master of Wine title.
Charles Curtis has held some of the most prominent positions in the wine business, including the Director of Wine & Spirit Education for Moët Hennessy and Head of Wine for Christie's auction house in both New York and Asia. Through his own company, Wine Alpha, Charles continues to consult with wine collectors and investors with an eye to maximizing both profit and enjoyment. In 2015 Charles' lifelong passion for the most expressive wines of France culminated in the publishing of his first book, The Original Grand Crus of Burgundy.
The Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers who make up Masterful Wine Events are the leading wine professionals in the country, each with deep speaking experience and a focused commitment to furthering their clients' event goals.