Meet Matt

Fine Wine Specialist, General Problem Solver
Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW)

Matt joined Saratoga Wine Exchange (SWE) in 2003 to assist in shipping and quickly rose to store manager for two years before taking nearly three years off to raise his newborn. He rejoined SWE in 2008 and is now responsible for maintaining all website data, and daily trade tastings. He played an integral role in the development of the saratogawine.com platform and continues to contribute to enhancing the user interface and experience. He also manages the ordering and receiving of all wine and spirits.

Matt previously managed Tango Wine Bar (San Diego) and taught weekly wine courses to groups of 20–30. He has participated in three Premiere Napa Valley events, including multiple expert level tasting courses at The CIA at Greystone, one of the world’s most recognized schools for food and wine education. Throughout his career, he has built personal relationships with more than 50 of Napa's best winery/winemakers and has an extensive knowledge of exclusive west coast wineries.

In addition to his wine expertise, Matt has extensive experience with high-end Bourbon, including Pappy Van Winkle, Buffalo Trace Antique Collection, Blanton's, W.L. Weller, and Orphan Barrel to name a few.