Fred L. Dame, Master Sommelier, Sardine Factory, Monterey, CA

A journalism graduate from Washington and Lee University, Fred Dame worked in restaurants while an under-graduate to help pay for his education. His interest in the industry increased with exposure. In Monterey and in a number of restaurants, Dame honed his skills as a bartender, assistant manager, unit manager, and general manager until settling comfortably into the environment of The Sardine Factory. Dame's love is wine and, although self-taught, he remains but one of three Americans

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