Victoria James started working in restaurants when she was thirteen, dropped out of college at nineteen, became the youngest sommelier in the U.S. at twenty-one, and is currently the Beverage Director and a partner at Cote Korean Steakhouse in NYC. Her trajectory has been fierce and fast and her love of wine has kept her reaching further. On this episode of Speaking Broadly, James tells host Dana Cowin about the harassment she experienced as an insecure young woman just starting out in the industry, overcoming her fear of being considered a dilettante if she wrote a book on rosé (she committed to going deep into quality, artisanal wines), and her plans for changing the hospitality industry into a healthier and more diverse environment.

Vic Headshot - Nina Medvinskaya

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