Bobbie Burgess, became the Wine Director and Social Media Marketer for EAT LOCAL STARKVILLE three short years ago, after working as a bartender at Restaurant Tyler and The Guest Room in Starkville, Mississippi. She currently runs four very different and unique wine programs, does restaurant consulting, and is the host of UnCorked with WCBI which currently airs on local news channels in parts of three states.
In 2018 she was named Starkville, Mississippi’s Rising Star Under 35. She passed her Certified Sommelier exam on February 27th, 2020. On March 30th, 2021 Bobbie became a Certified Specialist of Wine through the Society of Wine Educators. She is currently studying for her Certified Wine Educator exam through the Society of Wine Educators and her Advanced Sommelier Exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers of America. She has also built a virtual tasting group with sommeliers studying across the south and is dedicated to expanding resources for sommeliers studying in desolate regions across the US.