Samuel Vandegrift

Samuel Vandegrift

Samuel Vandegrift

DipWSET, Wine Maven, Provacateur of Vinous Joy
Winepunk, LLC

Areas of Expertise:

  • Merchandising and pricing strategies
  • Inventory and category management
  • Promotions and in-store events
  • Staff training
  • Over two decades experience in wine, beer, spirits
  • Diploma in Wine and Spirits (DipWSET) from Wine and Spirit Education Trust
  • Certified Sommelier & certified Cicerone


  • Store openings and department resets
  • Managerial training in product selection and vendor management
  • Wine education from Wine 101 through topical masterclasses

With creativity and an eye for detail!!!! Samuel saw a vision for our little diamond in the rough wine department – cultivating concepts to grow along with us for years to come!

Christa Kramer, General Manager, Green Top Grocery, Bloomington, IL

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