Introducing Scott Tyree, Master Sommelier and our Vine Society Blog Editor
Updated: Jul 8, 2020
Master Sommelier Scott Tyree is a Freeport, Maine-based wine and hospitality consultant. A 25-year veteran of the wine industry, Tyree started his career at Chicago's bustling Shaw's Crab House before being offered the position of Wine Director at Restaurant Tru alongside James Beard Award winning chefs Rick Tramonto and Gale Gand. During his 8-year tenure at Tru, he received many accolades including being twice chosen as Best Sommelier by the Jean Banchet Awards (a peer-given award by Chicago restaurant industry members); a James Beard Semi-Finalist for Outstanding Wine Service in 2004; Wine Spectator's Grand Award 2004; and Best New Wine List from Food and Wine in 2001.
In 2007, Tyree joined Hart Davis Hart, an internationally recognized fine wine auction house, as a wine buyer and marketing specialist. In 2009, after a return to the restaurant floor as the Wine Director of Michelin-starred Sepia Restaurant in Chicago, Tyree was once again chosen as Best Sommelier by the Jean Banchet Awards for an unprecedented third time.
As a sommelier and consultant, Tyree has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit and Wine Spectator. He is currently wine director of Michelin-starred Chef Ryan McCaskey’s Acadia House Provisions in Stonington, Maine. In April of 2019, he earned the Master Sommelier Diploma from the Court of Master Sommeliers becoming only the 256th person in the world to achieve the designation.
We couldn't be more delighted to count with a Wine Professional like Scott Tyree to help educate and develop the wine passion of our Vine Society Members...Welcome Scott! Mariano J Doble, Vine Society Founder