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Amy Racine

Wine Consultant

Amy Racine is Beverage Director of JF Restaurants, a full-service hospitality group operating creative F&B concepts across America.

Amy attended the Culinary Institute of America for her Bachelor’s in Culinary Arts, followed by a year in the Accelerated Wine and Beverage Program at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. In 2011, she became the Wine Director of AMANGIRI resort in Utah, before moving to San Francisco in 2012 as Beverage Director for the Michelin-starred Sons & Daughters. In 2014, Ms. Racine was named one of the “Best New Sommeliers” by Wine & Spirits Magazine and a Zagat’s “30 Under 30” for San Francisco.

By 2016, Amy had become the Wine Director at Chef John Fraser’s Michelin-starred restaurant, Dovetail. After earning Wine Spectator’s “Best Of” award for that establishment, she became the Beverage Director for JF Restaurants, responsible for cocktail creation, unique wine curation, and building premier beverage programs for all JF's restaurants and bars.

Currently, Amy spearheads a wide array of beverage programs for The Times Square EDITION hotels in NYC, West Hollywood and Tampa, and supervises three concepts at The Wall Street Hotel.

Other accolades for Amy include Wine Spectator’s “Best Of” award (2020), and Esquire’s “Best Bars in America” list (2020) for 701West. In addition, Ms. Racine was named Esquire's “Beverage Director of the Year” (2021), and has been nominated for “Sommelier/Beverage Director of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast (2022).