Christie Basinas is a rising professional in the wine industry with certifications from both the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and the Court of Master Sommeliers. With passion and pursuit of cultural immersion, opportunities to learn and to teach, and a carefully calibrated palate, Christie has found comfortable home in the wine world. A native and current resident of Massachusetts, she has also lived in Ile de France, Washington D.C., and Orange County, California. She holds a BA in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Currently a Wine Specialist and Assistant Buyer with Whole Foods Market and a WSET Advanced Award student with Grape Experience Boston, Ms. Basinas is working towards earning a Master of Wine with a penultimate goal of starting her own importing company. She hopes to spend vintages in the Willamette Valley learning about the nuances of new world Pinot Noir, as well as in Languedoc (ideally Minervois) to intimately know Carignan, Cinsault, and the essence of garrigue as a marker of terroir. Be sure to be on the lookout for her upcoming wine blog.