Scopa Italian Roots, Old Lightning, Dama
Taylor is currently the Wine Director for the Happy to Serve You Hospitality Group’s Scopa Italian Roots in Venice, CA with famed chef Antonia Lofaso (TopChef, Top Chef Masters etc). She additionally curates the groups’ Champagne list at Scopa’s sister bar, Old Lightning, as well as the wine list at their newest addition, Latin inspired restaurant, Dama, in Downtown LA.
A Los Angeles native, she began her career in Sales & Marketing at a small Paso Robles winery. After working for the Wine Expo, an Italian-centric wine shop & tasting bar in Santa Monica, she landed a sommelier position at Michelin-starred Osteria Mozza under James Beard Award winning chef Nancy Silverton.
In 2017 she passed her Advanced Level Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, receiving the Johnston Award for the highest score in the country for the year.
She recently joined forces with fellow sommelier Conner Mitchell, as well as Master Sommelier Chris Miller to found Tresomm, a winery in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico. Their inaugural rosé, 'Gringolino,' will be released in California, spring of 2018.