Tim Gaiser is a nationally renowned wine expert and Master Sommelier. From 2003 to 2011 he served as the Education Chair and the Education Director for the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. He’s also an adjunct professor for the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Napa Valley. Tim has experience in all phases of the wine industry - online, wholesale, retail, winery, and restaurant - including stints at Heitz Wine Cellars in the Napa Valley and Bix and Cypress Club restaurants in San Francisco. He has developed wine education programs for restaurants, winery schools, and wine distributors; and taught classes on wine and spirits at every level of education, both domestically and internationally. His client list includes Constellation, Fosters, Diageo, American Express, Evian, Pepsico International, Franklin-Templeton, Wells Fargo, Wines of Germany, the VDP and the Consorzios for Prosecco Superiore, Chianti, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino. Prior to developing his wine expertise, Tim received an M.A. in Classical Music from the University of Michigan. He played classical trumpet as a freelance professional and as an extra with the San Francisco Opera.