Samuel Vandegrift

Samuel Vandegrift

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Samuel Vandegrift

DipWSET, Wine Maven, Provacateur of Vinous Joy

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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

TRUST SAM – This was the only thing listed under his contact in the store database. In all my time in this business, I’ve never seen such a thing.

Tim Sullivan, Interim General Manager at Green Top Grocery in Bloomington, IL

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