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Erin Jolley

Erin Jolley has more than 15 years of experience working in the global wine industry at the producer, importer and distributor levels.  She is a Master of Wine candidate — the most respected title in the world of wine, held by 370 professionals working in 28 countries. She is Colorado’s nominated educator for Wine & Spirit Education Trust, the internationally renowned study program that precedes the Master of Wine.  
 
In 2016, Erin partnered with a long established winemaker in France to produce May Georges Crémant de Loire.  In 2017, they released May Georges Crémant de Loire Rosé and in 2018 Le Passage Côtes du Rhône.  They are currently working on a Vouvray.  She and her husband, Frank Jolley, import these wines under their own national import label, Drink The Rent.  Locally, Erin represents the Natural Wine Company, delivering artisan wines to restaurants and retailers throughout the state of Colorado.
 
Erin was born in Washington, DC, and has resided and promoted excellence in wine tasting and theory in markets ranging from San Francisco, CA, to the Barossa Valley, AUS, to Denver, CO.   

 

Some of her past work history includes

Fine Wine Specialist - Bacchus Importers, Ltd

Fine Wine Specialist - Vintage '59 Imports, San Francisco, CA

Fine Wine Specialist - Henry Wine Group, Washington, DC
 
International Sales Manager - Rob Gibson/Loose End Wines, South Australia
 

 


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