Fred Dex is one of only 200 Master Sommeliers in World and the only one in the Carolinas. Fred has worked on management teams for James Beard Award Winning Restaurateurs Jean Georges Vongerichten, Chris Cannon & Danny Meyer in New York City and was National Wine Director for BLT Restaurant Group 2004 – 2009. Fred has been featured in The New York Times, Wines and Spirits, Food and Wine, and People Magazine has opened and consulted on restaurants throughout the world and is a sought after speaker and wine educator. For more information on Fred Dex, visit freddexms.com.
Kory Lynn is a Certified Sommelier with over ten years in the hospitality industry with a focus on wine and beverage management. Kory has opened and managed wine bars throughout the country and has created/collaborated on multiple Wine Spectator award-winning lists.
Born and bred in North Carolina, Tristan has lived in the Triangle for ten years. While attending UNC Chapel Hill he began working at a local vineyard and winery, he earned his wine knowledge literally from the ground up! After learning of Fred’s move to the area, he left the fields to explore the greater world of wine under a Master’s tutelage. A newly minted sommelier, he looks forward to sharing his knowledge and passion for wine with you.