Graziano - Wine And Spirits Specialist - Denver, Colorado, USA

Lisa Graziano

Denver, Colorado, USA


Wine And Spirits Specialist


I am Certified Specialist of Wine and Spirits with the Society of Wine Educators.
I conduct wine tastings in homes and retail settings and am good at food and wine pairings as well.
I am great at picking the perfect wine for any occasion.

Work History

Sunflower Events & Ogilvy Marketing

From January 2012

Brand Ambassador promoting and selling various brands of wine, spirits and other products.

Wine Associate for airport wine bar at DIA

Vino Volo

November 2012 - October 2013

• Serve and prepare wine and food for customers
• Educate customers about food and wines
• Open and close stores as necessary
• Act as shift leader guiding other employees to give best possible service and promote sales.

Wine Associate

Mayfair Liquors

March 2012 - October 2012

• Stock wine and spirits
• Help customers with beer, wine and spirit selections
• Conduct in store tastings

Wine Buyer

The Vineyard Wine Shop

July 2011 - February 2012

• Purchase wine, beer and spirits for the store
• Purchase wine for eleven Wine of the Month clubs
• Wrote tasting notes for all wines of the month and wines chosen for sales
• Purchase wine for quarterly wine sales
• Organize and teach monthly wine classes to the public
• Organize wine dinners with reps and restaurants
• Help coordinate wines for neighborhood events

Assistant Manager

Lowry Liquors

July 2010 - April 2011

• Assist buyer with purchasing wine and spirits
• Assist customers with wine, beer and spirit sales
• Fill special orders
• Purchase accessories and cigars for the store
• Supervise employees
• Perform opening and closing duties for the store

Wholesale wine sales

Sauce Distributing

April 2010 - December 2010

to restaurants and liquor stores

Wine buyer/Assistant Manager

Wine Cellars at Stapleton

October 2009 - April 2010

• Assist customers with wine, beer and spirit sales
• Purchase wine and spirits for the store.
• Fill special orders
• Plan and conduct weekly in store tastings
• Plan and conduct off site tastings
• Consult with owner on running the store

Assistant wine buyer

July 2009 - October 2009

• Help customers with wine, beer and spirit sales.
• Fill special orders
• Stock shelves
• Taste and assist with buying of wines

Wine consultant and retail wine, beer and spirit sales

Incredible Wine & Spirits

September 2008 - July 2009

• Help customers with wine/spirit/beer selections.
• Fill special orders.
• Prepare tasting notes for in house tastings.
• Conduct in house tastings.
• Conduct wine dinners to promote sales.

Wholesale wine sales

Vinifera Imports

June 2007 - January 2009

to restaurants and liquor stores
• Sold Italian wine/spirits to restaurants and liquor stores in the Metro Denver area.
• Oversaw orders from start to delivery.
• Did in house tastings for liquor stores.
• Handsold wines in liquor stores.
• Oversaw visits of wine producers from Italy.

Retail wine sales

Baroness Wines

October 2006 - June 2007

in liquor stores
• Hand sold wines in various liquor stores for this distributor.

Real estate sales

From March 1998

Worked for various new home builders and in re-sale real estate sales.
Currently licensed as an independent broker.

Server/FOH Manager

Le Central

October 1995 - October 1996

I worked as a server and manager. I did the schedule, waited tables, prepped food and supervised the dining room during service.


Bonnie Brae

July 1995 - September 1996



Ranelle's Bistro

July 1994 - August 1995

Server and bartender.

Professional Harpist

Self Employed

From August 1983

and Denver, Colorado

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Arts in music.

Dominican College of San Rafael, CA.

Corvallis High School, Studio City, CA

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