As a young woman in New York, Sandra trained with Kevin Zraly at his Windows on the World Wine School. Sandra then studied at the American Sommelier Association, completed the Introductory Examination into the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers and went on to become a Certified Italian Wine Specialist with the North American Sommelier Association. She later accepted a position as Director of Events for social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk’s Wine Library in New Jersey. In 2015, Sandra helped create and launch PerUs, one of Napa Valley’s newest cult labels made by acclaimed winemaker and recipient of numerous 100 point scores, Russell Bevan. Currently, Sandra hosts numerous wine-centered events throughout the country, collaborating with various venues, wineries, retail spaces and musicians. In addition to her interest in wine, Sandra has been a classical pianist for over three decades.