Two New Master Sommeliers in Texas – Congrats to Craig Collins of Glazer’s and Devon Broglie of Whole Foods

by Photo by Jeremy Parzen, text by Alfonso Cevola (On the Wine Trail in Italy) on (The Blend Blog)

We’re super proud of these two fellows, who in their friendship climbed the steep ladder to earn the title of Master Sommelier (MS) together this month in Las Vegas. Craig Collins is the sales manager in Austin for the Prestige division of Glazer’s. Craig worked so hard through the recent transition of Prestige by Glazer’s and also stayed focused on getting his MS. We look forward to Craig bringing his newly earned expertise to help Guy Stout and the Glazer’s group to forward the cause of fine wine and education in the middle tier.

Devon Broglie, who is the regional wine guru for Whole Foods, has also been working double duty, opening new wine departments in new and existing Whole Foods as well as his studies. Mammoth undertakings for anyone but when both tasks are done at the same time and under enormous pressure, we can only look on in awe at the accomplishments of these two young men and wish them a long and healthy career in the wine business.


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A big VintageTexas congrats to Craig and Devon! The deserve it.

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If you want to see more of Craig and Devon and their Master Sommilier buds while learning a lot about wine, make sure you register for the upcoming Texsom Conference being held at the Four Seasons Las Colinas August 13-15, 2011. For details, click here.

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