Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center Faculty

Sandy Block, MW

Sandy Block attained certification as a Master of Wine from the London-based Institute of Masters of Wine in 1992. He is vice president and director of beverage operations at Legal Sea Foods, and frequently lectures at local and national wine festivals. He is wine editor of the Improper Bostonian, a monthly columnist for the Massachusetts’ Beverage Business Journal, and a contributor to the Quarterly Review of Wines, Boston Magazine, and many other publications.

William Nesto, MW

In 1993, Bill Nesto was certified as a Master of Wine by the London-based Institute of Masters of Wine. Formerly director of a wine tourism company and sommelier at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, he is currently a contributing editor to Santé: The Magazine for Restaurant Professionals, and a regular contributor to Massachusetts’ Beverage Business. He also lectures and judges wine competitions in the United States and abroad.

Stacy Woods

A Certified Wine Educator and a candidate for the Master of Wine designation, Stacy Woods has multifaceted experience in the wine industry. She has worked at every tier in the wine trade, and was most recently the wine and spirits division manager for Atlas Distributing.

Beth Ann Dahan

Beth Ann Dahan is a Certified Specialist in Wine (CSW) and a graduate of the Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center Wine Studies Program. She has a Cuisine Diploma from Le Cordon Bleu in London. She owned a café and catering business in the Boston area and has worked in wine retail. She and her husband also own a winery in New Zealand.

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