Kathryn Morgan is the Director of Wine Education for Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits of New York. Based in Manhattan, she designs wine seminars, oversees nationally recognized wine certification programs, and creates light-bulb moments for employees in six selling divisions from Montauk to Niagara Falls. She is known for her effective and engaging teaching style, dynamic PowerPoint slides, and the use of unexpected pop-culture references.
Before moving to New York, Kathy Morgan began her wine career as a sommelier in Washington, DC. She has over 15 years of restaurant experience, having gained a diverse scope of talent in establishments such as Bryan Voltaggio’s RANGE, Michel Richard’s Citronelle, 2941, and Ristorante Tosca. In 2010, Kathy passed the rigorous Master Sommelier examination, becoming the 106th person in North America to earn that distinction.
Kathy actively teaches with other organizations as well. She is an adjunct instructor for the sommelier program at New York’s International Culinary Center and is involved in lectures and examinations for the Court of Master Sommeliers. She is certified to teach WSET Wine and Sake courses through level 3.
Kathryn is enjoying the distribution side of the wine business and has finally fulfilled her lifelong dream of living in the East Village.