About Us

Eastern European Wine Tasting, River City Wine Week, Sacramento, 2019
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Carrie Boyle, Co-Founder

With 20 years in the wine industry, it is an understatement to say that wine is an integral part of Carrie’s life.  “My first sip ignited my passion, and this hobby eventually turned into a career.  Whether as a manager for a national wine & spirits retailer or as the owner/operator of my own fine wine shops, I have dedicated myself to sharing my love of wine with novices, enthusiasts and experts alike.

Over time, I have continued my studies of oenology and viticulture and am a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW).  I have judged wine competitions around Northern California, made my own wine, designed and taught classes, orchestrated large wine events and traveled to wine regions all over California, Oregon, Washington, Australia, New Zealand, France (Burgundy, Rhone Valley, Bordeaux, Champagne, and Beaujolais), and Spain (Rioja and Ribera del Duero).  Now, I act as a broker representative for hand-crafted wineries from various corners of the world, and am a wine writer online for Sacramento Magazine.

Over the last 20 years, I've had the privilege of working in proximity to some of most beautiful wine regions in the world.  Sacramento is my home and I want to share it with other wine lovers and enthusiasts.  Wine brings people together and facilitates sharing and community like nothing else.”

Rachael Levine, Co-Founder

Rachael Levine has been in the food and wine industry in the Sacramento Valley for over twenty-five years. She specializes in regional food systems and food and wine pairing, having honed her skills in the role of Executive Chef at R.H. Phillips Winery, Nugget Markets, Wine Department Manager at Total Wine & More and Executive Chef and F&B Director at El Macero Country Club.

Rachael traveled extensively throughout Canada, Asia, and Europe on behalf of R.H. Phillips and the California Wine Institute working as the featured guest chef in cities such as Toronto, Ottawa, Seoul, Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Düsseldorf, and Lyon. She is currently enjoying the role of private chef for a local Sacramento family preparing fresh, seasonal meals daily. This current opportunity affords her the time to reconnect with Sacramento’s amazing food and beverage community exploring coffee roasters, new breweries, wineries, farmer’s markets, and area restaurants. In 2019, Rachael established her restaurant consulting business rachaellikesfood where she focuses on supporting her clients with menu and recipe development, networking with and procuring locally produced foods, and wine and cocktail programs.

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