We are more than employees, we really are a family. And like every family, we are all different! Some of us are Californian Cabernet Sauvignon lovers that love jammy blackberry and vanilla finish. And others others that dream about old Bordeaux. What do we have in comon? Passion. We all love wine, beer and spirits. We wake up every morning ready to learn, taste and explore more.
When you come to vinodivino you won't find just sales persons or cashiers. You will find people you can share your passion with - you can ask us questions, share your experiences. Our staff is the real difference at vinodivino, and we're not just saying that. Find who you met in stores or meet us for the first time online, we can't wait to talk to you!
President / Founder
From Solothurn, Switzerland
What Raphael drinks:
Too many to list! Interesting and high quality is what counts. And I will never say no to Champagne!
Lagers, wheat beers, IPAs, Pilsners for beers. Bourbon, Single Malts, Tequila, Mezcal, Vodka for spirits. My cocktail: I'd say Vodka Martini, though lately it's been the French 75
What Rodolfo drinks:
I drink largely wine with a rare beer and occasional spirit. I love Champagne, white Burgundy, white Bordeaux, Austrian whites, and have a weakness for northern Italian reds. For dessert, Tokaji, no doubt.
Needham Store Manager, Spirit Czar
What Roland drinks:
Literally everything. White Red from everywhere. Lager and Ales, my favorite spirit is Tequila today, ask tomorrow I'll tell you something different. My go to cocktail is Manhattan.
Special Events & Tastings Manager
What Karylyn drinks:
What Michaela drinks:
Winewise I'm seasonal ! Fresh Rosé in the summer and a hearty Chateauneuf-du-Pape in the winter.
When it comes to beers, Everything from Ballast Point and Down the Road.
I like Great Gin with a hint of tonic.
My cocktail: Bloody Marry !
What Will drinks:
If it's Spanish...I'll drink it!
Nothing can touch a perfectly crafted IPA
Bourbon. All Day. All Night.
My cocktail: It's called 'Milk Punch' - Cognac, milk, vanilla, nutmeg
From Toulouse, France
What Yohann drinks:
Mosel Rieslings, Spicy reds and old Bordeaux
Trapistes and IPA
I never say no to great Bourbon
My cocktail: Bourbon, Ginger beer, St Germain and a twist of lime.
What Jenn drinks:
Spanish reds & sparkling wines
My cocktail : French 75
What Michael drinks:
Northern Italy, Burgundy, Rhone, and their descendants in Northern California.
Gin in the summer, bourbon and scotch when it's cold
Cocktail:Vesper, Manhattan or Negroni
Boston Store Staff/Sommelier
What Shannon drinks:
Favorite wines are Entre-deux-Mers,
Saint-Émilion, Crémant de Bordeaux, and Sauternes.
The Wine Belle / Fine wines
From Montreal, Canada
What Manika drinks:
All styles of wines but slightly prefers delicate and perfumed
Saison, Belgian style beers
My cocktail: Manhattan
Boston Store Staff
What Gauthier drinks:
Cote de nuits, Bourgognes
My Cocktail: Long Island iced tea
Newton Store Staff
From Duxbury, MA
What James drinks:
Big Bold Reds and Crisp Whites
Belgian style wheat, balanced IPAs and Imperial Stouts
(Rye) Whiskey and Gin
My Cocktail:Rye on the Rocks or (if it's a patio party) a Gin Bucket
Marketing & Outreach
What Kathryn (aka: Katie) drinks:
Rieslings - love wines that go with desserts and compliment my sweet tooth!
Light and fruity - summer and citrus brews
Cocktail: White Sangria and the occasional Amaretto Sour
Southern California near Pasadena
What Amanda drinks:
Down East Cider
Tequila, especailly Magarita.
Brookline Store Staff
What Tyler drinks:
White burgundy, Barbaresco
What Polly drinks:
I like sweet whites, particularly Rieslings. Occasionally I like to switch it up with a Pinot Noir
I don’t usually drink beer, but enjoy Down East cider
My go-to cocktail is a Cape Codder