Evie has had a multifaceted wine career working in nearly all aspects of the industry including retail, distribution, restaurants and even working a wine harvest in Willamette Valley. Her many roles, as well as her many travels to wine regions around the world, has given her the opportunity to taste an array of extraordinary wines and talk with the extraordinary people who made them. Having had a career as a television journalist before discovering the wonderful world of wine, naturally it is the stories behind the wines that really entice her, and it’s these stories that she is passionate about sharing with all of you!
Isabel started her career in hospitality accidentally, as a part time hostess at Gotham Bar and Grill (RIP) during her time at New York University. After graduating, her wine studies brought her to Blue Hill at Stone Barns where she grew a greater appreciation for farmers as the true heroes of both food and wine. She most recently worked as a sommelier at Gramercy Tavern, where she felt at home, celebrating farmers, vegetables, and lower Manhattan, some of her favorite things. She loves female winemakers, natural wines, wine-centric travel, unconventional pairings, anything in large format, and anything with bubbles.
Devin has honed his wine skills over the past decade managing world-renown wine lists and restaurant floors in LA & Beverly Hills' most popular wine shops & hotspots. A true jack-of-all-trades as a former Fine Wine General Manager & Wine Auctioneer, Devin's versatility allows him to guide you with a welcoming tone through the wine basics, or also dive deeper in-depth into what wine you're having for dinner. So whether you want to learn the 5 steps of wine-tasting, or learn about the Grand Crus of the Cote D'Or in Burgundy, Devin is capable of providing an all-around wine experience for your special event.
Danny has worked on some of New York’s most esteemed dining room floors and enjoyed some of the great wines of the century, but knows simple, everyday wines can be every bit as thrilling. He’d like to help you find what you like; if you already know what you like, he’ll help you understand why. You’ll learn to pair wine with food, but more importantly, how to pair wine with your life. Thirst and curiosity are all you’ll need. Book with Danny if you’d like to drink more adventurously. He’ll answer questions you may have been too embarrassed to ask—about wine, yes, but about life and love too.
Sarah Tracey is a wine, food, and lifestyle expert based in New York City. A certified sommelier, she worked her way up from spit-bucket emptier at a local winery to Michelin-starred Wine Director in top NYC restaurants. With a passion for education, she’s taught over 300 wine classes to date and is known for her warm and relatable style. When she’s not vineyard-hopping, Sarah is the resident wine expert at Martha Stewart Living online and is also known for her blog, The Lush Life. She regularly shares food pairing, home entertaining, and beverage expertise with ‘O’ The Oprah Magazine, People, Food & Wine, Forbes, The Food Network, Elle, Refinery 29, Life & Style Weekly, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, PureWow, Brides, and Cheddar TV. Her idea of self-care is a solo Beyoncé dance party with a glass of rosé Champagne.
Camille Wilson is a NYC-based cocktail blogger who loves daiquiris, brunch, and red lipstick. Since October of 2018, she has been sharing simple recipes for expertly crafted cocktails and tips and tricks to help her readers host happy hour at home, no matter the size of their living room or budget. She's partnered with brands like Perrier, Empress Gin, and Disaronno. And she was recently highlighted in Food & Wine as one of the "20 Black Mixologists to Keep on Your Radar." When she's not blogging about drinks, she's barhopping around NYC, shopping for chic glassware, or supporting the personal and professional growth of her students at her 9-5 gig
Nicole is a native Manhattanite and nyc bartender who has worked in every type of venue imaginable in the borough and brought smiles to patrons through her imaginative and delicious cocktail creations! Cocktails are her passion and she often draws inspiration from her multicultural heritage when crafting drinks that have won her national acclaim through competition. She has also been cited in some note worthy publications for her insight on spirit trends and unique takes on industry related news. She is currently still behind the bar at the ever popular Llama San and competes in prominent cocktail competitions often!
Melissa Brooke has served as a beverage manager and mixologist for several noteworthy NYC restaurants. Currently the in-house "spirit whisperer" at the Michelin Star award-winning Musket Room, she loves personalizing cocktails using unconventional tactics such as astrological sign, name etymology and manifesting intentions for inspiration. Every herb, flower & spice tells a story that Melissa showcases through her cocktails. She curates cocktails for exclusive events throughout NYC through her mixology-meets-magic company, Divine Spirits
Sara Lehman is a Sommelier, Event Planner, and Wine Educator in NYC. A former Private Chef and Pastry Chef turned Certified Sommelier, she worked her way through restaurants and retail stores while launching Somm In The City, a wine and mixology education company, and blog! When she’s not exploring the wine regions of the world, or hosting wine events in New York City, she takes her talent to The Lodge at Woodloch, where she is often a guest Sommelier. Sara’s creative energy and passion for wine, is what makes her classes so much fun. Her mission is “eat what you like and drink what you love” she will offer you great wine advice, education, and pairings too!
Pamela got a late start in hospitality after attending culinary school as a means of moving out from behind a desk and into a more active work environment, only to find she preferred guest-facing roles over stove-facing roles in restaurants. Most recently she was a Bartender at Manhattan's 2-Michelin Star restaurant The Modern, during which time she also won the inaugural Jane Walker Classic Female Bartending Competition. She is also a Certified Sommelier who loves to drink and talk about wines from lesser known wine regions of the world - she can tell you both how to pronounce and why you should love wines like Gemischter Satz. Pamela also writes extensively about all things edible and potable for sites such as CNET, Chowhound, Alcohol Professor, and Cheese Professor. When not speaking about, writing about, or pouring wine and cocktails, Pamela can be found in her blanket fort bedroom studio doing voiceover work.
Charles Springfield is a certified sommelier, wine educator, and book author in New York City where he developed a tailor-made lifestyle company focusing on his approach to wine, events, and joie de vivre (the joy of living). He specializes in matching the right wines with the right people and the right occasions: teaching wine classes, hosting wine events, and promoting overall wine appreciation. He is certified by the Sommelier Society of America based in New York City where he currently serves as an instructor for the sommelier certification program.
Samuel Allan is a bartender and bar consultant based in New York City. He has developed programs at prestigious bars around the country, including those in Charleston, South Carolina; Denver, Colorado; and New York City. From 2017-2019 he worked at The Aviary NYC researching and developing revolutionary cocktails and unique means of preparation, where he was also an east coast finalist for Bombay Sapphire's Most Imaginative Bartender. He now works at Ada’s Place in Legacy Records. Sam loves teaching others the beauty of drink making, and can’t wait to share his passion and respect for the art of the cocktail with you!
Night Inn is a platform that brings you on-location (in-office, in-home) and online experiences led by the industry’s premier talent. Our mission is to bring togetherness to you. We offer in-person experiences in NYC, and virtual experiences nationwide.
When you book an experience with Night Inn, you’ll get a private and interactive experience guided by one of our many Experts. We make the process easy for you - select a date and time, and tell us a bit about yourself and your group, and we'll take care of getting all of the necessary materials to you to enjoy an exciting hospitality experience wherever you are!
Your Expert will come directly to your location, for a ~90 minute, interactive, engaging hospitality experience. We mix together hands-on sessions, games, and tips & tricks from the industry to bring all the best elements of the hospitality industry directly to you. We can also cater to more casual groups who are looking to come in-and-out of the experience for a few minutes at a time, or include Night Inn as part of a larger event.
You can customize your experience (theme, materials, etc.) during your booking process, and all materials arrive at your door in the days leading up to the experience to make it easy to host your group.
Our virtual experiences are just like our live experiences, but offered for groups that might not be in NYC, or aren't comfortable gathering in-person. We'll work with you to get all materials shipped to your group (or picked up locally), and conduct an interactive experience via Zoom.
Experts are the incredible industry professionals who lead our experiences and make Night Inn possible. They are trained professionals with a minimum of 5 years in the restaurant industry and have been vetted by the Night Inn team for fit and fun.
Yes we do! Check out our corporate booking form on our homepage or reach out to us at email@example.com for more information!
We offer on-site, private sessions with industry experts that are also personalized and interactive in nature. We aim to bring a feeling of togetherness to your home by making the experience less of a lecture and more about building connections and engaging in a fun, interactive dialogue together.
For smaller, in-home groups, it's as simple as booking your Expert's time (starting at $200), and from there we'll facilitate the ordering of all materials through our retail partners at prices that are flexible for your group's budget. For our larger groups, we make it simple to manage the full experience by giving you an estimated per-person budget ($55-$85) that includes all of your materials, and we take care of orders on your behalf, so everything will show up at your desired location leading up to the experience.
Absolutely! Your gift card will apply directly to the cost of their session. You can find gift cards directly on our home page.
Should you feel that you had a positive and unique experience with your Expert, we recommend that you tip them for their services at a 15 - 20% range of the session fee. 100% of your tip will go directly to your Host.
We work with trusted retail partners to ensure we only have the highest-quality ingredients, that also make for an exciting experience!
For our virtual experiences outside of NYC, fill out a quick intake form as part of the booking process, and we'll work with our team of experts and local retailers to put together and exciting offering for you!
Not much, but your Expert will be in touch with you to share any specific preparation instructions (e.g. storing your wine at the right temperature) and answer any questions you may have leading up to the session. For virtual experiences, please do make sure that you have your session’s unique meeting link available to access and a strong Wi-Fi connection.
You may cancel a session up to 48 hours in advance. However, should you select to have your wines chosen and shipped to you, you may be charged for the wines if the delivery is already in-process.
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