About Home Somm

Interested in wines but don’t know where to begin?
Do you love wine and want to develop new tastes, and learn about what’s in your glass?
Do wine lists and/or talking with a sommelier at restaurants intimidate you?

Allow Home Somm to demystify the intricacies of the world of wine and spirits, one sip at a time. We create a fun learning experience around wine, food and community. Get the nitty gritty on different styles of wine and winemaking from around the globe, while you relax, kick back with new friends, and enjoy perfect food and wine pairings.

Sign up for a private tasting now. We will be pouring wines from the Old World and New and talking about the always-rich history of the vineyards. We give you a list of the wines poured but please take whatever notes you like — or none at all. It’s all about the experience and we can’t wait to meet you!


We started Home Somm after the prodding of many friends and relatives. For years we hosted monthly get-togethers where Chris cooked multi-course meals and poured wines with them. We also took many phone calls from friends asking what restaurants we enjoyed and wines to order there. Talking one night we realized that no one was offering a personalized sommelier service. That led us here.

When we first began dating 8 years ago, we traveled to Italy together for a business trip and realized that we not only had a mutual love for each other, but for travel, food and wine. A few years later and many great meals and bottles of wine together, the movie “Somm” came out. This movie, about four wine stewards preparing to take the Master Sommelier Exam, was the moment that began our journey to Home Somm.

In 2013 Chris signed up for classes with the WSET (Wine and Spirits Education Trust) and a new life path and passion were set. Chris is now a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers as well as having completed two semesters in the winemaking certification course at UC Davis and is a presently a Diploma student with the WSET. Chris participates in weekly tastings with an awesome group of Certified Sommeliers partnering with them in business to pass their cumulative knowledge onto you.

We would to love to share our experience and create one for you. Please join us!