Beth von Benz
A Boston native, Beth moved to New York City to pursue a career as a fabric designer and milliner. Beth found herself working in restaurants and developed a passion for all things beverage. A traveler by nature, Beth has absorbed culture and garnered inspiration from around the globe, travelling in Europe, Asia and Oceana.
Returning to the US she took her first sommelier position in an East Village hotspot, Global 33.
Over the next two decades, she worked in restaurants such as Ansonia, Estiatoro Milos, Judson Grill, Nick & Toni’s, Guastavino’s and Porterhouse NYC.
In 2007 Beth founded her own company, MvB Consulting, to focus on education, training and brand development. Her clients have included Sir Terence Conran, US Open Tennis, Restaurant Associates, The Greek Wine Council, VOS Selections, Bordeaux Wine Council and a host of private clients. She has also worked with retail clients such as Zachy’s Wine & Spirits, Bowery & Vine and Whiskey & Wine Off 69 in the upper east side.
Beth has contributed to publications such as; The New York Times, The Wine Spectator, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, More, Real Simple and Santé. Beth is also on the advisory board of the Women in Wine Leadership symposium and Women of the Vine Alliance and has been a judge and panelist for many events and seminars worldwide.
Currently, Beth is working as the wine buyer for 50 Restaurant in the West Village of NYC.