Certified Sommelier, Sales Consultant
Marc Kauffman holds certifications from the Guild of Master Sommeliers and the Society of Wine Educators. He has served as an international wine judge in Lyon France. As Sales Consultant for Novatwist closures Marc is introducing this alternative twist-off bottle closure to the wine industry in North America. Combining a flair for performance with his wine industry experience, Marc was a finalist on the PBS reality TV series The Winemakers Season 2. He is also currently working as “the Sommelier” on a new winemaking competition reality TV series, Best Bottle, that will premier in early 2017 in partnership with Sony Entertainment and Netflix. Marc began a wine industry career that has included management positions with several national wine import and distribution companies and National Sales Manager for a Napa Valley family estate winery. Marc was General Manager of Stone Creek Wines which also became the largest private label wine producer in California. He was recruited to manage closure operations for Novembal a division of the Tetra Pak company where he was part of the team that created Novatwist closures.