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At taste56, we take inspiration beyond the wine world. We look closely at the best retailers across industries to help us modernize the wine retail experience. What are other companies doing to change their industry? How can we apply lessons from hospitality, technology, and luxury industries into what we do? What elements of other retail experiences would help customers searching for a way to learn, find, buy, and enjoy wine? 


If you want to help us answer these questions, we would love to meet you.


Like many have said, hospitality is a team sport. And at taste56, hospitality is at the heart of everything we do. We believe that the experience of buying wine should be as enjoyable and memorable as the wine itself. Everyone in our company plays a crucial role in creating a warm and welcoming environment for our customers. From greeting them at the door to providing personalized recommendations - often based on the in-store tasting experience - you will be an integral part of our commitment to exceptional service.


While the wine retail industry is as old as wine itself, taste56 is a wine store with a start-up focus. We believe that data and insights are essential to creating a personalized and modern experience for our customers. On our team, you will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology to analyze customer behavior, identify trends, and make data-driven decisions that enhance the overall shopping experience. You will work with a team of professionals who are passionate about using data to create exceptional customer experiences.

Who We Are

Our team members' backgrounds include hospitality titans like Dinex and USHG, professional wine organizations like WSET and CMS, and education institutions like CIA and Cornell. We have had roles across the food and beverage industry, like line cook, floor sommelier, wine broker, and beverage director. Our interests range from photography to cycling to SCUBA diving. We have favorite restaurants and cocktails, books and movies, local neighborhoods and vacation destinations. 


In short: we are wine and hospitality professionals driven to change how people discover, taste, and buy wine.

Work with us

If you are interested in learning more about our open positions, please email our team today. We look forward to hearing from you and discussing how you can be a part of our mission to transform the world of wine retail through exceptional service and hospitality-focused experiences.

Our Leadership

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James Fantaci

Founder & CEO

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Aaron Fusco

Vice President of Operations

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Yvelin Lim

E-Commerce Operations Manager