Camille Berry

Camille Berry

Camille Berry is a sommelier, wine consultant and freelance writer. After studying English and political science at New York University, Camille moved back to California to pursue a career as a sommelier. As a writer, her work has been featured in a variety of publications and she boasts an international list of clients. Part of the third generation in a family of successful restaurateurs, Camille has an unbridled passion for all things food, wine and spirits.

Wine

Camille has earned both the Certified Sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine accreditations from the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Society of Wine Educators, respectively. A committed lifelong student, Camille continues to pursue higher level certifications.

In 2015, she competed in the Western Regionals for TopNewSomm, a national competition for sommeliers under 30, for the first time. She went on to qualify for a second year in a row in 2016, also participating in the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommeliers Competition.

Camille worked as a sommelier for such internationally recognized restaurant groups as Hakkasan and the Charlie Palmer Group. At the latter, she served as the lead wine buyer and program director.

She has spoken on discussion panels, volunteered for wine events like La Paulée and the San Francisco Vintner's Market, and currently spends her time as a wine consultant and educator.

Cocktails

Not content to focus solely on wine, Camille also makes a study of cocktails and spirits while dabbling in mixology. Building on a love for recipe development, she has created an arsenal of food-friendly beverages. Camille is Barsmarts certified and is studying for the Certified Specialist of Spirits exam.

 

 

Most Recent Contributions by Camille Berry

5 Spicy Cocktails

If you love adding some zip to your meals, you'll love turning up the heat with these spicy, refreshing cocktails. There are many different ... Read More

7 Rapid Wine Chillers You Should Consider

Whether you need to chill a sparkling wine, rosé or white down to serving temperature or had a bottle of red sitting in the back of a hot c ... Read More

Cocktail Garnish Ideas

Most cocktails aren't complete without a garnish. Not only do they add a bit of flair, but the right garnish can help take your cocktail to ... Read More

Grand Marnier Drinks

Grand Marnier is a French liqueur made from a Cognac base, bitter oranges, and sugar. First produced in the late 1880s, today it is commonly ... Read More

Midori Drink Recipes

Midori is a brilliant, bright green, muskmelon-flavored liqueur that gets its name from the Japanese word for green. As a sweet liqueur, it ... Read More

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