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Bethany Taylor

Certified Sommelier

After being burnt out on a career in marketing, Bethany decided to make a change and explore a career in something she was truly passionate about – wine! She started working at a small wine shop in her neighborhood, working food & wine events, and reading every wine book she could get her hands on. A mutual friend introduced Bethany to Perrine and her shop and said, this is where you need to be. And in spring of 2016, Bethany joined Perrine’s Team and feels like she has finally found where she belongs! She loves it when she gets to know a customer’s wine preferences and feels very rewarded when they tell her she picked out the perfect wine for their occasion. Bethany passed her Certified Sommelier Exam in January 2018 with the highest grade in her class!

 

When she isn’t at the shop, Bethany enjoys cooking at home, reading anything in the fantasy/si-fi genre, and all types of fitness activities, including yoga, cross-fit, hiking, swimming, and playing soccer.

Linda Torres

Certified Sommelier, Advanced in process

It all started in Linda’s hometown of Boise, Idaho. While finishing up her undergrad studies at Boise State University, she helped open The Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery. The first of its kind in the US, The Bardenay was distilling its own liquor in the middle of a full service restaurant and bar. Between the giant cruvinet wine system, craft cocktail program and regional beer selections, Linda was beginning what would become a successful hospitality career that saw her running multiple award-winning beverage programs and ultimately take her globe-trotting all over the world’s best vineyards. For the past 7 years she has run the prestigious Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead beverage program and has now landed at Perrine’s! Linda couldn’t be more excited to join such a passionate team of educated wine lovers and is looking forward to helping fulfill any food pairing, education, or special requests needs of our amazing customers.
In the midst of 15+ years in the hospitality industry, Linda earned her Certified Sommelier Certificate in 2009 and has sat the Advanced Certified Exam three times now.

Perrine Prieur

Owner, Certified Sommelier

Perrine Prieur arrived in America in October 2006, where she worked as the sommelier at JOËL Brasserie for 4 years.

Originally from Burgundy, France, just a few miles from Chablis, she grew up in the epicenter of the French wine region. Her family planted their first grapes in 1990.

Perrine developed a passion for food and wine at a very early age. At 14, she attended a private school focused primarily on the culinary arts and the hospitality business. For four years she extensively traveled throughout France, working in various kitchens eventually deciding to pursue her passion for wine. Upon graduating from the highly regarded Le Castel sommelier school, she moved to London to work as a sommelier in the Michelin 3 star restaurant Le Gavroche. This restaurant has the highest regarded wine cellar in London.

She earned a challenge medal for the best young sommelier in Bordeaux in 2004. Upon arriving in Atlanta in 2006 only speaking French, she learned English and got Certified Sommelier from the Master of Sommelier Institute.

Maddie

Certified Greeter

Woof! I was a starving, scared puppy when Perrine rescued me in 2014. But when she took me in and brought me to the shop, I knew I’d found my home! I love saying hi to our customers, especially kids and other dogs. Sometimes I can be a bit shy, but a little rub behind the ears is all I need to warm up to you!