Master Sommelier Tim Gaiser is a nationally renowned wine expert. From 2003 to 2011, he served as the Education Chair and Education Director for the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas. Mr. Gaiser has experience in all phases of the wine industry—online, wholesale, retail, winery, and restaurant—including stints at Heitz Wine Cellars and Bix and Cypress Club restaurants. He has developed wine education programs for restaurants, winery schools, and wine distributors, and taught classes on wine and spirits at every level. His client list includes Constellation, Fosters, Diageo, American Express, Evian, Pepsico International, Franklin-Templeton, Wells Fargo, Wines of Germany, the VDP and the Consorzios for Prosecco Superiore, Chianti, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and Brunello di Montalcino. Prior to developing his wine expertise, Mr. Gaiser received an MA in classical music from the University of Michigan, and played classical trumpet professionally.