Elizabeth Schweitzer, Master Sommelier at Grand Hotel
Elizabeth Schweitzer is the 8th woman in the world to achieve the Master Sommelier title, the highest professional qualification in the hospitality industry.
Schweitzer was previously voted Best Sommelier in California by the California Restaurant Writers Association.
This is her 13th season working at Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. She oversees the Grand Award of Excellence wine list for Salle a Manger, the Main Dining Room, as well as Woods, Jockey Club, Gate House, and Winchester’s wine lists.
Grand Hotel just held their first ever Culinary Wine weekend celebrating Female Culinary Talent, sponsored by James Beard Foundation and Susan G. Komen.
Sid and Bill Froehlich are talking to Elizabeth about what this honor means to her, and how she picks her wines.