Full Name
Brian Cronin
Job Title
MS, National Education Manager
Taub Family Companies
Speaker Bio
Master Sommelier Brian Cronin began his wine career in Raleigh, North Carolina. After studying biology in college, Brian realized that he wanted to make wine. However, it was his exposure in restaurants to wines from all over the world, and his growing passion for wine that made him want to learn everything that he possibly could -so studying for the Master Sommelier was the path he chose. Brian then went to work as sommelier in some of the top restaurants in the country. He has been the wine director for Charlie Trotter's, Gary Danko, and Aqua. Brian is a very active member of the Court of Master Sommeliers and has also served as an elected member of their Board of Directors. Brian's diverse career in the wine industry has helped him build his philosophy of fresh, funny and informative education that he now uses as National Education Manager for Taub Family Selections. Brian devotes much of his spare time to running marathons for charity with the American Cancer Society. In 2016 he ran all of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which are Tokyo, London, Boston, Berlin, Chicago, and NYC marathons for charity - one of only a few people in the world to accomplish this feat. Currently he is training for Chicago American Cancer Society Determination Team to run the World Marathon Challenge - Which is seven marathons, on Seven Continents, in seven Consecutive Days.
Brian Cronin