GRACE HOOD, C.S.
Grace Hood is a certified sommelier with over a decade of experience in the wine industry. In the past 12 years, she has worked in every facet of the industry, giving her a wide range of wine knowledge, as well as domestic and international hospitality experience. Beginning in the wine industry at the age of 21 and by 25, passing her Level 2 Certified Sommelier test, she has poured alongside Masters of Wine, Masters Sommeliers, generational vineyard owners, and world-renowned winemakers.
All starting with a summer job during college pouring in a tasting room in New York, her career has taken her all over the country and the world; the Michelin star countertops of Manhattan, the white linen tablecloths of Texas, the cellars of the Willamette Valley, the world-premiere vines of Napa Valley, the bustling madness of Ho Chi Minh City and the snow-capped mountaintops of Vail.
She currently resides in San Diego where she works as a freelance event sommelier, providing education and hospitality service in Southern California, and over the course of this year, have expanded into the virtual event space.
Grace is lovely and did a gorgeous job at out 50th birthday James Bond Casino night. Our guests really enjoyed her drinks and personality she was self propelled and set up the bar and bar decor beautifully for our event. She made a signature martini Omar our request to go with our theme that was a huge hit. Will hire again!
Grace is an incredibly hard working young lady who exudes warmth and charm. She is incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of oenology and has an awesome array of experience in the wine industry from production to service and sales. She is someone who will always go above and beyond what is expected of her.
Grace was a joy to work with--she was knowledgeable, flexible and fun! Thanks to Grace, my friends and family enjoyed the art of wine tasting with their very own private Sommelier!
Grace was great from the get go. She responded quickly and we got right to work. She sent the wine selections to me, walked me through the process since I’d never done a private wine tasting before. She showed up on time with a second sommelier as requested. Both were extremely professional yet fun as well! They knew about the wines and walked our guests through the regions of CA. I would absolutely recommend Grace for your wine tasting event. I hope to have the opportunity to utilize her services again!