WEYGANDT-METZLER IMPORTING

OUR SALES TEAM

Brendan

Brendan Root

Manhattan, Brooklyn, LI Sales

Brendan Root was intrigued by wine from an early age through exposure at his parent's dinner parties but it wasn't until he began working in the service industry where his passion really took off. After studying under some of New York City's top wine directors he decided it was time to take his love of grape juice to the streets with Weygandt Selections. When he's not drinking wine Brendan can be found on the ski slopes, hanging with his rescue kitten, and strumming his guitar.

brendan@weygandtselections.com

973.219.6890

Michael

Michael Walker

NJ, PA & MD Sales Sales

Mid-Atlantic Sales Rep (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, & Delaware).

michael@weygandtmetzler.com

610.420.6325

Ben

Ben Koenig

Manhattan & Brooklyn Sales

Ben grew up in a household of enthusiastic eaters who loved to cook and plan their next meal. Good wine was inevitable! Today, he lives in Bay Ridge BK with his wife, two kids, and Sally the dog.

ben@weygandtselections.com

610.733.0080

Scott

Scott Petersen

Westchester, Rockland County & NY State Sales

Before joining Weygandt Selections, Scott gained extensive expereince working in retail wine sales and as sommelier for Lake Placid Lodge. For seven years, Scott managed a store owned by a Wine Spectator and former NY Times critic, there Scott honed his skills under a bonafide industry figure. He then worked NY wholesale with several leading wine portfolios before relocating to run his own wine distribution business in Massachusetts for ten years. Ultimately Scott rertuned to New York to join the Weygandt Selections team. When not assisting with your wine related needs, Scott is an avid outdoorsman, enjoying mountain biking, hiking, and the occasional rock or ice climb. A former art major, he also continues to enjoy his passions of photography and painting. Sometimes, even with a glass of wine!

scott@weygandtselections.com

978-505-1724

Justin

Justin Tatham

Manhattan Sales

Prior to joining the world of wine, Justin spent a decade working as an organizer and lobbyist for national environmental organizations in Washington, D.C. After taking a year off to live and travel throughout Asia with his wife, Justin relocated to New York and embarked on a career in wine. He spent time working his way up on the restaurant and hospitality side of the wine trade, first in a wine bar, then as a Sommelier for a Michelin starred restaurant, and most recently as Wine Director for a long running oyster bar and seafood restaurant in SoHo. Justin joined Weygandt Selections in January 2019 and works primarily with restaurants in Manhattan. Justin lives with his wife and son in Hoboken, New Jersey.

justin@weygandtselections.com

202-907-6721

Chris

Chris George

Manhattan & New Jersey Sales

Working in bars and restaurants from Louisville to Chicago to New York City, Chris's experiences in the hospitality industry drove his love of fine wine toward one exciting sip after another. After 8+ years of working for some of the best in the business, Chris joined the team at Weygandt Selections in September 2019. If he's not enjoying a glass of wine with his wonderful wife, you can find him sipping a cup of coffee at the park, taking his son to the playground, or reading a good book.

chris@weygandtselections.com

502-648-4229

Maria

Maria Clark

Hudson Valley & Upstate NY Sales

Info coming soon.

mariac@weygandtselections.com

845-750-1071

Allegra

Allegra DiNardo

California Sales

Weygandt Metzler Importing is represented in California by Allegra DiNardo and the West Coast Vines team.

allegra@westcoastvines.biz

843-693-4505

Trac

Trac Le

California Sales

Trac’s love of wines started as a cook at Napa Valley’s La Toque restaurant where he would stay after work to help buff wine glasses in exchange for tasting wines with the wine director. That led him to seek out the world of wines working as a sales associate at Arlequin Wine Merchant and a decade long career at Bi-Rite Market as the alcohol buyer. During his tenure there, he curated a selection of international and California wines that is considered one of the best in the nation for a grocery store. Weygandt-Metzler Selections was one of his favorite portfolio to work with and is very excited to represent the wines in Northern CA.

trac@westcoastvines.biz

510-910-1467