Wine Sommelier to the Stars
Host The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis
Contributor Bon Appétit, The Tasting Panel Magazine
Founder LA Wine Fest
Media Personality, Journalist, Educator… …Award Winning Sommelier. “The best part of a glass of wine is the people you share it with.”
At the age of fifteen, when Adam Leemon took his first job in the restaurant business as a busboy at one of Michigan’s finest dining establishments, he unknowingly answered the call of what would become his life’s passion. Thus began Adam’s love affair with the finer things in life… quality food, great people and exceptional wine. But it was in 2002, after when he received his certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers, that his life would change.
Leemon was approached by the owners of Dolce Enoteca, LA’s hottest restaurant, to craft the wine cellar. The rest, as they say, is history. In the three years, that he developed the wine collection, he received as many Wine Spectator magazine’s coveted awards. The list was recognized as having one of the most extensive and well rounded wine cellars in the country. Catering to the young Hollywood crowd, resident Sommelier Adam Leemon, who, by the way is not your grandmothers’ sommelier; indoctrinated throngs of aspiring connoisseurs by using his laid back, humorous, and educational style to demystify and simplify the world of wine. He has quickly ascended the ranks to become one of the most influential voices in the wine community; the “…sommelier to the stars.”; even being hand picked as the wine consultant for Jamie Foxx’s celebratory, post-Oscar party … and now he’s using his voice to reach the masses.
Adam’s opinions on all things wine can currently be seen and heard in a variety of outlets. As co-producer and co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis”, Adam is heard by upwards of three million people weekly. In addition to his corporate work, with such clients as Q-Mobile, Bug Music Publishing, Gilmore and Associates, and Lloyd Klein; Adam has managed to broaden his already expansive influence. As a featured contributing writer for “Patterson’s Beverage Journal”, a member of “Bon Appetite” magazines’ tasting panel, founder of “LA Winefest”, featured on KTLA’s morning show, and has been featured in The Los Angeles Times.
He has consulted with the best restaurants in Los Angeles including; A.O.C., Ortolan, Yatai, Pace’, Pete’s Café, Warung and Red Dot gallery. His clients also include retailer Hudson Wine Shop and Learn About Wine, LA based wine educators, where he has taught thousands the appreciation of wine. Adam has worked closely to develop and implement marketing and promotional programs for Sylvester Vineyards, Aussie Wine Imports, Dynamic Imports, Gold Wine – Hundred Acre, and the Beverage Wizard. Aside from all of his consulting, marketing and promotional work Adam has managed to make the time to contribute to a wide range of charities including Symphony of Wine, The Hollywood Heritage Society, YMCA, El Nido, and Taste of Love. Also an accomplished stand up comedian, Adam’s other credits also include appearances in a Britney Spears video, ESPN commercials, and features in Italian Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. Adam has just completed work on a television pilot with co-host Aria Giovanni. Look for him in August of 2007 on the “Adam the Wine Guy’s…Let Them Drink Wine” cross country wine tasting tour. For additional information about Adam, please check out www.adamthewineguy.com.