Shari Gherman, President, is a certified Sommelier and has been involved in the wine industry for over 25 years. Her experiences in virtually every aspect of the industry, including marketing, distribution, supply and advertising, have combined to form a unique background. Through the American Fine Wine Competition, Shari has established a vehicle to raise money for wthy causes, and has melded her love for wine with her drive to give something of value back to the community.
Five years ago, Gherman co-founded the American Fine Wine Competition. This is the only competition in the country that limits its entries to “premium level” American produced wines only. The media and winery buzz over this competition has garnered press from around the nation and interest from notables such as Robert Parker Jr.
The AFWC and its associated marketing arm, The Gold Medal Wine Tour, are based on Gherman’s passion for wine. The GMWT markets the Gold and Double Gold medal winners from the competition in exclusive dinner venues while benefiting local charities. Gherman has melded her love for wine with her drive to give back to the community. In the last four years, Gherman has raised over $430,000 for local charities through the marketing of these great wines and the associated charity dinners.
Passion, expertise and drive separate Shari from the pack. Her skill set of wine and marketing knowledge have been the basis for her outstanding successes. It is this combination that will continue to help Gherman, and those associated with her, to move forward into the ever changing wine industry.
Contact Shari Gherman at 561.558.2345 or firstname.lastname@example.org