Molly Brooks is embarking upon a position as Wine Buyer & Director of Events at Meritage Wine Market in San Diego, California. Previously, she worked in distribution as San Diego Sales Representative for Epic Wines & Spirits, and as National Account Manager & wine shop manager for Truly Fine Wine, an importer and distributor of German wine (among others). She teaches for SDSU’s Certificate of Wine Program. She is an Advanced Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, and is WSET Level III Certified, in addition to being a French Wine Scholar, Spanish Wine Scholar, and Certified Cicerone. Prior to working in wine sales and distribution, Molly curated wine programs at Bankers Hill Bar and Restaurant in San Diego and The Barrel Room in Rancho Bernardo. She also assists with restaurant wine programs, private tastings, and other wine-focused events through BarWeThereYet Wine Consulting. She holds a Master’s degree in history from San Diego State University and a BA in history from Pitzer College in Los Angeles. She’s always in pursuit of life’s gastronomic and intellectual pleasures!