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Chai Consulting Appoints Sarah Trubnick as Wine and Spirits Director



San Francisco: 29 September 2020 – We are delighted to announce Sarah Trubnick has joined the Chai Consulting team as Wine and Spirits Director.


Sarah founded the acclaimed San Francisco restaurant The Barrel Room and was responsible for their multi-award-winning wine lists. She trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, after which she gained sommelier and retail experience in New York City, and vintage experience in Bordeaux, Italy, and Australia.


Sarah will be responsible for working with collectors, restaurants and other organisations who look to Chai Consulting’s renowned expertise in building, managing and inspecting collections, providing white glove service to clients in the US and internationally.


Sarah said, “I am delighted to be working with Maureen Downey and the renowned Chai Consulting team and look forward to using my skills to develop the business further.”


Maureen Downey, Founder of Chai Consulting, said: “Our goal at Chai Consulting is always to enable our clients to get the most out of their wine collections, in pleasure as much as value. I am delighted to have someone with Sarah’s experience, skills and client-centred approach joining us.”


About Chai Consulting: Chai Consulting is the most trusted name in private wine collection management in the world. Founded by renowned wine expert, Maureen Downey, in 2005, Chai Consulting has built, liquidated and currently curates several of the most impressive wine collections in the world. Whether starting, liquidating, or managing a collection, or helping manage a collection that had become a job, the expert team at Chai Consulting works with clients to determine the best services and path based on individual needs and goals.