The Wine Connection - Stacey Gibson

While she didn’t grow up around wine, a whole new world opened up to Stacey after studying abroad in Tuscany during college. After college, she stuck with her political science studies and briefly moved to Washington, DC. However, she soon she scratched all plans and moved to New York City, where she got a job as a hostess in the Flatiron District and fell hard for the energy and pace of the restaurant floor. After managing the wine list at Momofuku Ma Peche, she moved on to Corkbuzz Wine Studio under the mentorship of Master Sommelier Laura Maniec.  In 2013, after passing the Advanced Sommelier exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers, she moved to Portland to start a family and be closer to the Willamette Valley. After managing several wine lists in the city, Stacey started as the wine director for the bar at Park Avenue Fine Wines in 2017; she was a partner from 2019 until it closed in April 2022. She is excited to now dedicate her retail and service expertise to Parallel full time.

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