Ellie Bufkin
Ellie Bufkin
elliebufkin
A native of the Washington DC area, Ellie has had years of experience working for some of the finest restaurants and service teams in the United States including Per Se, The Inn at Little Washington, Cityzen, and Spago. While she has always loved wine, she became interested in pursuing the notoriously difficult Master Sommelier certificate in 2012, and has been studying with the brightest, best sommeliers in the country since that time. Ellie resides in Loudoun County, Virginia, and has her own wine consulting business, SommEllie. Follow her on Twitter @Ellie1010Bufkin.
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