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Suhayl Ramirez


Suhayl learned the language of flavor and palate development during eight years of working for Taza Chocolate in Somerville, Massachusetts, but she traces a love for wine and spirits back to a much earlier time in life. Visiting family in the Dominican Republic, her first taste of wine (and spirits, and beer) was snuck from backyard parties during summers with her grandparents.

That swirl of magic and joy shared amongst friends and family stayed with her and inspired her to continue seeking out and sharing knowledge around all aspects of food and wine. Her natural curiosity for food culture, food knowledge, enthusiasm for wine, extensive experience in consumer retail and marketing, along with skills in creating cross-industry connections, led her to be one of the first two recipients of the Urban Grape Wine Studies Award for Students of Color founded in 2020.

Articles & Reviews by Suhayl Ramirez