Entrepreneur, Educator, SommelierHello I’m Shayla
I speak: English
I am the Co-Founder and Chief Wine Pairing Officer at Wine Spencer. My passion for connecting with people through food and wine began while I was an undergraduate at Stanford University. I hosted holiday dinners in my dorm for dorm mates when they couldn’t get back home to their families. It was over these dinners where the people I lived with became friends and I saw how food and wine brought people together. My passion for wine intensified as an undergrad while studying abroad for four months in Madrid, Spain, traveling to several wine regions to attend wine tastings. Then, as a graduate student at Columbia University, I lived in South Africa for three months doing research and had the opportunity to tour wineries there. I became acquainted with the complexities of the Pinotage grape and the beauty of the Stellenbosch wine region. I am eagerly awaiting my next trip to another world-renowned wine region. I currently live in New York and hold a Level 2 certification from Wine Spirit and Education Trust.