Assistant Category Manager – Wine, Bevmo!, Concord, CA
Jusden received invaluable wine-pairing/tasting techniques from appointed Master Sommeliers in Michelin Star restaurants and 5-star luxury hotels while touring Europe with Lenny Kravitz. Jusden has over 6 years of retail buying background and over 10 years of retail sales management experience. He is currently an Assistant Category Manager for wine and is overseeing and developing the Exclusive/Private Label wine portfolio for Bevmo! as well as the sake and vermouth categories. Additionally, Jusden was the assistant winemaker for El Sol Winery in Livermore Valley CA for more than 4 years. This experience was supplemented with various Oenology courses at UC Davis. Last year Jusden received the title of Certified Sake Professional with merit. Recently, Jusden has been appointed to the Bevmo! Wine Tasting Panel.
Jusden resides in Castro Valley, CA with his wife and 3 year old daughter. In his free time he collects/plays vintage drums from the 1920’s, enjoys rock climbing, and contemplates when to open bottles from his large Bordeaux wine collection.