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December 10, 2009
Sarah McCauley appointed Wine Director at CinCin
(The following is taken directly from the press release.)
Jack Evrensel, proprietor of Top Table Group, is delighted to announce Sarah McCauley as Wine Director of CinCin Ristorante.
"Sarah has determinedly worked her way ever upward at Top Table restaurants, while continuously improving her professional wine credentials," Evrensel said.
Beginning in 2002 as a server at sister restaurant West, Sarah took a leave overseas to work at London hotspot Zuma in Knightsbridge. She returned to Vancouver as a senior server and maitre'd at CinCin's sister restaurant, Blue Water Cafe where her passion for guests' experiences saw her play a strong leadership role.
This year, Sarah completed her Diploma and Certified Instructor designation (AIWS) from the Wine and Spirits Educational Trust (WSET). She has also attended Vin Italy for the last several years, renewing her wine connections in Tuscany and Piedmont, while constantly refining her knowledge of Italian wines, "the better to arrange the perfect marriage with CinCin's menus," as Evrensel says.
Indeed, Sarah manages an extensive wine cellar, including what has been acknowledged as the best selection of Antinori wines in Canada and deep vertical collections of other top Italian producers such as Bertaini, Gaja, Ornellaia, and Sassicaia. She also works with a carefully compiled portfolio of labels from British Columbia to California, and around the world.