Erin Fitzpatrick began her career in hospitality over twelve years ago. She earned a bachelor's degree from Boston College in Communications and has since received accreditation from the American Sommelier Association in Viticulture and Vinification and Advanced Blind Tasting.
Erin worked for Michael Schlow's four star-rated restaurant, Radius, in Boston before moving to New York to work for the prized international design magazine, Wallpaper*. She managed the events department of one of New York's premier private literary clubs, the Lotos Club, for three years before starting her own company whose first venture was the opening of Bar Carrera, a Basque-inspired tapas bar in Manhattan.
She has since been involved in the launch of bobo restaurant, in the capacity of Beverage Director, and serves as a consultant to the Asia-based company, Mangkut, in the development of restaurants and hotel projects throughout Asia, most recently for the restaurant opening of Bloom/Lily in Hong Kong. Erin has launched an online radio wine program called, ‘At the Root of It,’ on the Heritage Radio Network (http://www.heritageradionetwork.com), a discourse on the heritage of grape varieties, winemaking and current happenings in the wine and spirits industry, serves as a sommelier at Manhattan's Waverly Inn, and does media relations for emerging wine regions.
Whether it’s through private events, wine education, or restaurant development, she fuses her diverse experiences into her work in the hospitality industry in relationships with different venues and businesses.