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As a Master Sommelier, Larry O’Brien holds the highest distinction a professional can attain in the fine wine and beverage industry. This Wednesday, June 14, O’Brien will join us at Hubbell & Hudson Kitchen for Wine Wednesday – our weekly event where we offer complimentary tastings of different varieties to our guests 21 and over.

Between 6-8 p.m., hear from O’Brien as he showcases the diverse portfolio of Jackson Family Wines. He’ll be on hand to share his experience and knowledge of wines spanning many regions of California.

Jackson Family Wines portray the best expression of chardonnay, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon the California coast has to offer. They’re a sponsor of the upcoming Lonestar Food, Art and Music Festival that Chef Austin Simmons will be attending this fall in the Riviera Maya. To learn more about this culinary adventure and how you can join Chef Austin there, click here.

About Larry O’Brien, MS Jackson Family Winery Champion

Larry O’Brien has been sharing his enthusiasm for wine for more than 25 years through positions at restaurants across the country, as well as roles as a wine judge and board member of the Court of Master Sommeliers.

O’Brien represented the United States in the prestigious international sommelier competition, Meilleur Sommelier du Monde Concours Mondial, in 2000 after winning the title of Best Sommelier in America earlier that same year. He has served as a judge for the Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs’ Jeuene Sommelier Competition as well as the the Starwine International Wine Competition and the TEXSOM International Wine Awards. He earned his Master Sommelier certification in 2001.

A dynamic speaker and educator, O’Brien demystifies wine while showcasing the entire Jackson Family portfolio in his current role as Jackson Family Winery Champion.