Charlie Gaeta, Wine Director

 

Charlie Gaeta is a Boston-based sommelier. He left his job in finance in his early 20's to pursue a career as a restaurant worker. While working his way through the Front of the House as a busser, food runner, expo, bar back, and eventually bartender, Charlie quickly fell in love with all things beverage. He enrolled in and graduated from the Wine Studies program at Boston University's School of Hospitality. With a deep passion to further his knowledge, Charlie began his quest through the Court of Master Sommeliers, where he is currently pursuing his Advanced Sommelier certification.

Charlie's constant study and travel helps him continue his endeavor to become a stronger wine and hospitality professional. He has staged with wine teams at restaurants around the country and traveled extensively to wine regions in Germany, Italy, France and the U.S. Never one to be afraid to get his hands dirty (forever a bus boy at heart), he has worked harvest in Santa Barbara at Domaine de la Cote and in Sicily on Mt. Etna.

Because of his love of service, hospitality, and wine, Charlie has been named one of Zagat's "30 Under 30." Recognized for his wine programs, he has received numerous awards including Boston Magazine's "Best Wine Program" (2017) while working as Wine Director for Garrett Harker and Andrew Holden's restaurant group.