The Black Wine Guy Experience
New Sensation! From Chef to Somm to Coveted Wine “Fixer”- Thatcher Baker-Briggs is Just Getting Started.
MJ’s guest is wine expert, sommelier and founder of Thatcher’s Wine Consulting, Thatcher Baker-Briggs. He has made a career of stepping outside his comfort zone, always pushing himself to learn and master something new. His professional trajectory boasts key positions in kitchens and dining rooms of some of the most influential restaurants in the world including: then three-Michelin starred Saison under Chef Joshua Skenes the highly regarded Takazawa in Tokyo, and at two-Michelin starred COI in San Francisco. It was in these distinguished training grounds that he gained the knowledge, tools and the reach to curate highly specialized wine services for collectors around the globe. And in April of 2019, he launched Thatcher’s Wine Consulting, an advisory and cellar management service for wine collectors and enthusiasts.
In addition to sourcing rare wines, he takes great care in helping clients fill, refine and organize their cellars. With his consulting business based in the United States, Switzerland and Asia, Thatcher’s clients are leaders in a wide range of industries including technology, publishing, finance and politics and sports. MJ and Thatcher start unpacking his passion for all things culinary at the beginning with his expansive spice collection (while still in grade school!). Thatcher shares how pure focus, (bordering on obsession!) and determination got him his start in fine dining. From there, talent, drive and a deep understanding of the importance of relationships shaped Thatcher into the ultimate Ray Donovan of wine. A role that he channeled perfectly into his very successful wine consulting business, TWC. From Windsor to San Francisco to Tokyo and all stops in between Thatcher’s thirst for greatness is sure to inspire.
A huge thank you to Thatcher Baker-Briggs!
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Check out his consulting services and learn more about his wine club: https://thatcherswineconsulting.com/
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