Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance names Ian Adamo Wine Educator of the Year
–The Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance has named Ian Adamo “Wine Educator of the Year.” This award spotlights an individual who has made a notable impact in their efforts to educate not only visitors to the community, but also the trade, media, and local wine community-at-large.
Ian Adamo stands at the forefront of this celebrated group not only because of his wealth of knowledge, but his mission to help educate and elevate a food and wine experience. Getting his start working in restaurants in New York and later in Seattle, Adamo gained an appreciation for food and hospitality. Successful in this work, Adamo decided to continue to develop himself through the Court of Master Sommeliers as well as the Master of Wine program (in London), later serving as a guest sommelier in Paris and teaching wine workshops at Cambridge University. Adamo’s passion led him to start his own business that would bring together food, wine, and education. Now the owner and chef at Somm’s Kitchen, he offers a dining experience like no other. Creating and serving all the dishes, he expertly pairs wines with food. When customers eat a meal at Somm’s Kitchen, they don’t just get a great food and wine experience, but an opportunity to interact and learn from Adamo.
“I love living and working in such a diverse wine region. So many different varietals, producers, styles, and market positions. Come to Paso, taste the world!” said Ian Adamo.