Advanced Sommelier and French/German Wine Advisor
Derek Reijmer is an Advanced Sommelier, French wine specialist, and long-standing friend of Carlos Smith. After leaving The Little Nell in 2015, he joined Carlos at Matsuhisa Aspen to work as his lead sommelier for two years. Prior to Aspen, Derek’s love affair with wine blossomed in several of the great restaurants of Chicago (most notably, the 3-Michelin Star Alinea). Both harvest & sommelier experience aptly prepared him to pass the rigorous Advanced Sommelier’s exam in 2017. Shortly after passing, Derek relocated to San Francisco when the Peay family of the Sonoma Coast hired him as their first national sales manager.