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What are you looking for?
Bespoke wine classes catering to what YOU want to learn. Classes are scalable from date night to corporate team building events. Drop a line below and Ella will create a package that works for your event!
Past classes have focused on:
- Wine Tasting Techniques
- Regional Spotlights (South Africa)
- Wine 101
- Varietal Spotlight (Sauv Blanc from around the world)
- Decoding a wine list
Are you a restaurant or wine shop that needs to energize your wine list? Have you had the same collection for a long time and your clients are looking for more? Or maybe need help creating a brand around your wine business? Or do you need someone to assess your current wine cellar and help you diversify?
Ella has experience buying for retail, restaurants and private collectors. Drop a line below to start the conversation.
Are you a retailer or winery that needs more exposure for your brand?
Message Ella on Instagram @EllaRoseRay for social media sponsorship.
Sommelier, Wine Educator, Creative
For 8 years, Ella has been in the business of wine and hospitality but even before that, she had a love for performing and telling stories. Like most, she got her start in restaurants as a server and bartender. She lucked out in working for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises where she worked with passionate wine educators and sommeliers that sparked her curiosity. From there, Ella was catapulted into a love and respect for all things wine, working in retail sales, distribution, education and tech writing. In 2019, she began as a floor sommelier at the Chicago Gold Coast restaurant, Esquire, which is the flagship restaurant of the Cooper's Hawk Winery team and in 2021 she began as sommelier at Skyfire Restaurant and Bishop's Lodge in Santa Fe. Ella marries her love of performance and storytelling with her technical knowledge of the wine industry to make wine exciting, accessible and impactful for YOU. Ella celebrates championing biodiversity, innovation and equity in the industry. She thinks you should too.
Ella has taught classes for the American Wine Society, Bishop's Lodge, Cooper's Hawk Esquire, Bottles Up! Chicago, University of New Mexico, Bain and Company, Vivác Winery, Summer Theatre of New Canaan and many more.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Corporate Tasting Client
Multiple team members commented that it was absolutely their favorite event! Ella brought a wealth of knowledge on the wines we tasted, which paired nicely with Ella’s infectiously positive energy.
Corporate Tasting Client
Everyone on the team was raving about class once we wrapped up
Private Tasting Client
The wine tasting events that [Ella] led were a welcome and needed fun virtual event that brought our family closer together when we are unable to see each other in person.
Get in Touch!
Feel free to submit questions and comments via this contact form, through Instagram or over email.
Email: eraymont [at] gmail.com
I look forward to working with you!