Patrick Cappiello is the Operating Partner and Wine Director of Pearl & Ash Restaurant, creator of Renegade Wine Dinner, Chef Sommelier for Daniel Johnnes "La Paulée", and Wine Columnist for Playboy Magazine.
With over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, his wine career has given him access to three of the worlds greatest wine cellars. All have been recipients of Wine Spectators "Grand Award"; TriBeCa Grill, Veritas, and GILT (he achieved the award as Wine Director in 2011). Additionally he was named "Sommelier of the Year 2014" by Food & Wine Magazine, "Wine Person of the Year 2014" by Imbibe Magazine, and nominated for Wine Enthusiast "Sommelier of the Year" in 2012.
He has been featured in the New York Times, Food & Wine Magazine, Men's Journal, the New York Post, Martha Stewart, and many additional times in Wine Spectator issues. Mr Cappiello resides on New York City's Lower East Side. He is an avid video game player and bicyclist, enjoys traditional Mexican tacos, beer in a can, and Irish whiskey.