Courtney Schiessl is a sommelier, freelance writer, and wine professional based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a Sommelier at Marta, Union Square Hospitality Group’s lively restaurant inspired by the tradition of Roman-style pizzerie, and her writing has appeared in Drink Me Magazine, VinePair, The Daily Meal, ABC News online and SlitelyChilled.com, as well as other publications.
With experience in both the restaurant and retail areas of the wine industry, Courtney was previously on the opening staff of Williamsburg wine bar The Camlin. She has also worked at neighborhood wine shop Vine Wine and Terroir in both Park Slope and on the High Line. She has spent time in Europe working the 2013 and 2014 wine harvests in Portugal at Esporão Wines’ Alentejo and Douro estates, as well as the 2014 and 2015 harvests in Bordeaux at Chateau Carsin.
Always a lover of food and travel, Courtney discovered her love of wine through her work at wine public relations agency Cornerstone Communications. There, she managed national PR campaigns for international wineries and wine regions, also gaining experience in social media and events management. Courtney continues to act as a social media and events consultant on a freelance basis.
Courtney is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and has earned her Advanced Certificate with Distinction through the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. She also holds a BA in Communication and Media Studies from Fordham University.
Contact Courtney via email at courtney.schiessl (at) gmail.com, and saúde!