Every month we showcase a different group of individuals that have dedicated their lives to the world of wine and food. These aficionados graciously lend us their palates and expertise and blind taste through several uniquely excellent wines. The highest rated wines from the blind tastings are then chosen to be shared with our club members.
Please check out their other endeavors. They are truly allstars in their areas of expertise. A huge thank you, and cheers!
Prema Behan is the COO of Price Family Estates, including Three Sticks Wines and Head High Wines. She has worked for Bill Price since January 2000 and has shaped the wine brands that he is the sole proprietor of. Behan has an MBA in Wine Business from Sonoma State University. She is passionate, fun-loving and visionary. She is the President of the Sonoma Valley Vintners and Growers Alliance and a board member of the Sonoma League for Historic Preservation. She lives in Sonoma, is married, has two sons and a faithful bulldog named Otis.
Britt has always had her sights set on winemaking. After graduating from CSU Fresno in 2007, she made her way to Napa to do an internship at Chappellet Winery. From there, she did stints at Jordan Winery and Keller Estate before settling down at Peter Michael Winery. After several years at PMW, Britt decided to explore her options, working at St. Clement, Ledson, and with Philippe Melka, and finally working with Phillip Titus on Coho Wines. She is currently making wine for Head High Wines and WineAccess.
Jacob began his career working over a decade in the Napa Valley at luxury hotels such as Calistoga Ranch, Auberge du Soleil and The Carneros Inn. With certifications in the Court of Sommeliers and WEST in hand, he transitioned over to Whole Foods as a Wine Buyer and Specialty Team Leader. In 2016 in become a part of the Estates Group and specialty wine division within Young’s Market Company. He is currently the South Sonoma Sales Manager for Regal Wine Company.
A UC Davis grad in Viticulture and Enology, Al has been a winemaker since 2002, having worked for various wineries in Napa Valley, Sonoma and Oregon. He also started his own brand, Amusant, where he mad Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Al, one of The Panel Wine Lounge’s favorite clients, has also been a commercial brewer and loves to travel in his spare time.