Vanessa Price

Vanessa Price

Born and raised in Kentucky, Vanessa first caught the wine bug working in a small winery down south. She followed her passion for wine and moved to New York City in 2007, starting as a sommelier on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. From there she moved on to wine education, PR and events for wine-focused client services, consulting for private wine collectors and wine lists in NYC restaurants, and as a distributor and importer, working with some of the most renowned restaurants and wineries in the world today. Through this years-long diverse education of the wine world, Vanessa decided to dedicate herself to being both a student and teacher of wine. Today she is the Creative Director and Founder of The Vinum Collective ( She is also a wine writer for New York Magazine, a Diploma graduate and an instructor for The Wine&Spirit Education Trust®. Her book Big Macs & Burgundy, a spin off of her column, will be released with Abrams Publishing in fall 2020. Vanessa is currently a managing partner in a summer restaurant pop-up in Montauk with Michelin Chef Matt Lambert called Sweet Az. She is also developing a high end restaurant concept set to open in Montauk Spring 2021. Her mission is to help translate the complexities of wine to wine lovers the world over. Vanessa’s experience working in the wine industry is vast. She teaches (a very popular) wine class at Columbia University. She is a certified Level 4 Diploma of Wine and Spirits carrier. Most of all she has a passion for grape juice and all the people who make it, sell it, and live it. She also graduated from The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in NYC.
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