Victoria James is a judge at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Victoria James has worked in restaurants since she was thirteen. She fell in love with wine and when she was twenty-one became certified as a sommelier.
She has worked at some of the most prestigious restaurants in New York City including Marea and Aureole.
Currently, Victoria is the beverage director at Cote, a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City.
Victoria’s name has appeared on many notable lists: Forbes ’30 Under 30′, Zagat’s ’30 Under 30′, Wine Enthusiast’s ’40 Under 40′, Wine & Spirits’ ‘Best New Sommeliers’, and The Back Label declared her ‘New York’s Youngest Sommelier’.
She is also the author of DRINK PINK, A Celebration of Rosé (May 2nd, 2017, HarperCollins) and a contributor to Cosmopolitan, Munchies and The Daily Meal.
In her free time, she makes Amaro from foraged plants.
Follow Victoria on Twitter: @Geturgrapeon