Sommelier Society of America
New York's First Wine Education Organization

Rudiger Eilers


Rudiger Eilers

Rüdi moved to New York in 1991, and has been in the wine business since 2001, representing a number of fine wine importers who focus on Austrian, German, and Italian wines, currently John Given Wines.

Rüdi earned his Sommelier Society Certificate with Distinction, and has been an instructor since 2011. He conducts tastings throughout the boroughs, organizes food & wine pairing dinners, frequents wine fairs throughout Austria, Germany, and Italy, and has a share in a vineyard in Piedmont, Italy, where they primarily grow the Barbera grape. Rüdi instructs several classes for the Sommelier Certificate Course including Germany, Austria & Central Europe, our three Italy classes, Southern Italy, Tuscany & Central Italy, and Piedmont & Northern Italy.

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