Carlin Karr, Sommelier at Frasca Food & Wine. As an Advanced Sommelier designated by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Carlin was formally the Wine Director and General Manager at the Michelin-starred Sons & Daughters in San Francisco
"I am most influenced by my many incredible mentors and teachers. Bobby Stuckey and Matthew Mather have taught me more in the last 4 years that I have worked at Frasca than I could ever have imagined. They have taught me to be objective first (ask myself, is the wine sound? Who would like this? Could I sell this?) and then subjective. This has made me a much better sommelier than if I allow myself to simply be subjective. Many young sommeliers think they know it all, that their palate is the answer, but our role is solely not to judge, but also to serve. Trends come and go, but great, sound wines that represent the terroir of which they come from will always persist."
World of Fine Wine, Photograph via University of Colorado Coloradan Alumni Magazine