Tuesday, December 16, 2014

José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup Welcomes Andy Myers as Wine Director

Andy Myers (Photo: Andy's Twitter page)

From our friends at José AndrésThinkFoodGroup...

ThinkFoodGroup is proud to announce Andy Myers, MS, as wine director for José Andrés’ acclaimed family of restaurants. Myers, a certified Master Sommelier, discovered his passion for wine nearly two decades ago while working at the renowned The Inn at Little Washington. After eight years as the Sommelier at CityZen in Washington, DC, Myers joined ThinkFoodGroup’s team, bringing an extensive knowledge of wine from regions both classic and esoteric, along with a particular passion for German Riesling and spectacular Burgundy.

Overseeing the wine programs at ThinkFoodGroup’s diverse collection of restaurants, Myers will bring his distinct perspective to each property, ensuring an engaging wine selection that complements the menu and enhances the inspired experiences. From Zaytinya’s extensive selection of Greek, Turkish and Lebanese wines to American Eats Tavern’s wine-on-tap and exclusive large format bottles of red blends from the celebrated nearby Virginia winery RdV Vineyards, Myers helms ThinkFoodGroup’s diverse and dynamic wine program.

“My team and I are very excited welcome Andy to our family,” says José Andrés. “He brings to TFG an unparalleled knowledge and passion for wine, which will be a key asset as we continue to elevate and expand our beverage program.”

Outside the restaurants, Myers plays drums in the heavy metal band Fuchida, scuba dives whenever possible and continues his mission to become the most tattooed Master Sommelier in history.

About José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup:
ThinkFoodGroup, founded by award-winning chef José Andrés and his partner Rob Wilder, is the creative team responsible for renowned dining concepts in Washington, DC, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami and Puerto Rico, including minibar by José Andrés, Jaleo at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills and South Beach. The company also oversees all of the creative and educational efforts for José Andrés, an internationally recognized culinary innovator, passionate advocate for food and hunger issues, author, educator, and television personality. Named to Time’s “100 Most Influential” list and awarded Outstanding Chef by the James Beard Foundation, Andrés is credited with creating the “Spanish food boom” in America. He is the Dean of the Spanish Studies program at the International Culinary Center, and was host and executive producer of Made in Spain on PBS. His cookbooks include Tapas: A Taste of Spain in America. Andrés has taught at Harvard and George Washington University. In late 2010, José Andrés and ThinkFoodGroup launched World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit, which aims to feed and empower vulnerable people in humanitarian crises around the world. For more information, visit www.thinkfoodgroup.com