Meet the Team

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Matthew Sweigart


Now based in rural Pennsylvania Matthew found his passion for wine after working for 10 years in NYC’s hospitality industry. He founded in 2014 as a personal outlet to his growing interest in wine & spirits. It served as a personal record during his time spent working as a sommelier and beverage/wine director for various restaurants in NYC & NJ.




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Sonja Whipp

Editor/Social Media

Born and raised in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sonja became intrigued by wine at a young age after helping out her parents in the kitchen. After a stint in New York City’s restaurant industry, Sonja developed a deeper understanding and appreciation of the art of wine service. When not dreaming of wine (she sleeps with the Wine Bible next to her bed), Sonja teaches middle school English.  She lives for a good after-dinner drink.