Jeffrey is the Beverage Buyer for Andronico’s Market. A 78-year-old family owned and operated gourmet grocery store chain with 8 stores throughout the Bay Area. Jeff is originally from Austin, Texas where he got bit by the wine bug while in college. While attending the University of Texas at Austin, studying Nutritional Biochemistry, Jeff became interested in wine and got a part-time job at Central Market in the wine department. After one year Jeff decided to not go to medical school and concentrate on wine. After three years with Central Market Jeff moved to Oakland, CA and worked for the Henry Wine Group as a sales representative. After only 6 months with The Henry Wine Group Jeff became the Beverage Director and Sommelier for Tra Vigne Restaurant and the Cantineta Wine Bar. After three years of living in the wine country Jeff decided he wanted to move to San Francisco and began working with Andronico’s Market in April of 2005. In addition to judging for the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, Jeff is also a judge for the San Francisco International Wine Competition.