Month: April 2010

James Tidwell: Texas 4th Master Sommelier

James Tidwell just called from over the hill in Healdsburg, to let everybody know that he has successfully passed all the exams to become Texas’ fourth Master Sommelier. James, who works for the Four Seasons Resort and Club in Dallas at Las Colinas, said that he was very happy but extremely tired.

Fellow Texas master sommelier, Guy Stout, who is the Corporate Director Beverage Education Glazer’s Family of Companies, was in Healdsburg with James. He spoke to me shortly after James called with the news. “I am extremely proud of James. He has persevered and earned this through hard work and diligence. I can’t think of another young person more deserving of becoming a master sommelier.”

James joins Guy and his close friend Drew Hendricks, M.S. and Barbara Werley, M.S. to make four master sommeliers now in Texas. We wish James hearty congratulations and best of luck going  forward.