Wendy Shoemaker, Independent Wine Consultant, San Francisco

Wendy Shoemaker on her distaste for the story of Bambi, Mastering Mechanical Engineering, that one time she tried Guinea pig, and turning down a job at SpaceX to pursue a career in wine.

Wendy is an independent wine consultant who was working at Disneyland in California and pursuing degrees in chemistry and biochemistry when, on a trip to Italy, she discovered her passion for wine. She earned her Advanced Sommelier certification at the same time as her Masters in mechanical engineering. Amongst others, she's worked as a wine director for such properties as the Marriott Marquis in San Diego, as well as at Californios in San Francisco, the first Mexican dining establishment in the world to achieve 2-Michelin stars.

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