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Lee Ann Mercando
TheWineHostess.com was developed by Lee Ann Mercando in 2006 to share her passion for wine with friends, family, and customers.

 “My passion for wine began many years ago and has increased over the years.  After taking a course in wine studies at the culinary institute in Napa Valley, California, I began to look for a way to share my passion and newly acquired knowledge with friends and family.  Soon after that I joined the team of wine experts at Stew Leonard’s Vineyards, a large wine shop in Yonkers, New York. There I had the opportunity to learn more about wine, taste many new wines, and help customers find the right wine for them. In 2010, I left to become a wine consultant, helping individuals and wine businesses purchase and learn about wine.

She earned a diploma from the Sommelier Society of America in 2007.

The site is new and will be evolving always, so please be patient and enjoy!


TheWineHostess.com is not associated with any company, vineyard, winery, or wine distributor. TheWineHostess.com does not endorse or sell any individual wine.  My opinions and comments about wines are my own independent assessments of randomly selected wines that I have enjoyed.  I will never sell or make available your e-mail address or any other information you provide to me, unless I specifically request your permission to do so.

The prices listed on the site are estimated prices based upon those available either online or in local wine shops, and are provided only for rough comparison.  You may find the same wines at higher or lower prices elsewhere.


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