For over twenty years, Paige Farrell has worked with fine wine in Chicago and Boston, including two Relais & Chateau establishments; Tru and Menton. Farrell graduated with a B.A. in French from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and La Sorbonne in Paris, France. She pursued graduate work in writing and theater at her Alma Mater, and also studied Photography and Drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She credits her love of writing, begun as a child, courtesy of her artist mother who presented her with an antiquated box of English vocabulary cards, 1000 in total, dating back to the 50's.

Farrell is the wine columnist for Northshore Magazine, consults for private and corporate clients, and is a freelance public relations coordinate for several New York based firms. A behind the scenes photographer, Farrell has exhibited on Cape Ann, MA., and is working on several writing projects.

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Education:


Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Diploma Candidate, 2019

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Level 3 Advanced (with Merit), Wine and Spirits, 2014

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Art as Process, Boston, MA, 2008-2009

University of Massachusetts at Amherst, B.A. French, 1991

Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France, B.A. Language and Literature, 1990


Writing:


Northshore Magazine, Wine Columnist, 2018-present

The SOMM Journal, Wine Writer, 2018-present

Winestone, Wine Writer, 2017-present

Reservoir and Wollaston Wine and Spirits, Wine Writer, 2016-present

Boston Wine School, Wine Columnist, 2014-present


Restaurants:


Fat Hen, Somerville, MA, Wine Director and Sommelier; July 2016-June 2017

Bar Boulud at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston, MA, Wine Director and Sommelier; August 2015-January 2016

Asta, Boston, MA, Wine Director and Sommelier; January 2013-August 2014

Menton (Relais & Chateau), Boston, MA, Captain and Sommelier; March 2010-January 2013

L’Espalier Boston, MA, Director of Operations April 2008-January 2009; Manager September 2007-March 2008; Captain, June 2005-August 2007

Tru (Relais & Chateau) Chicago, IL, Captain; May 2001-September 2003


Wine Consulting, Marketing, Teaching:


Annisquam Yacht Club, Gloucester, MA, 2016-present

Asta, Boston, MA, 2018-present

Bondir, Restaurant; Cambridge, MA, 2018

Boston Wine School, Boston, MA, 2014-present

Colangelo and Partners NYC, New York, NY, Slow Wine Boston, 2019

Giannoni Selections, Importer; Friuli Venezia-Giulia, IT, 2017-present

Jane Deering Gallery, London, UK; Gloucester, MA, 2003-present

Le Roi Fou, Restaurant; Edinburgh, Scotland, 2016-present

Les Trois Garcons, Restaurant; London, UK, 2005-2010

McCue PR, LA/RI, Boston Trade Coordinate, June, 2019-present

Mosimann’s, Restaurant; London, UK 2010-2015

QWUS Market Experts, Argentina/NYC, Boston, MA, Boston Press and Trade Coordinate, January 2018-present

Sopexa, USA, Boston, MA, Boston Trade Coordinate, March 2018-present


Photography:


Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Solo Photography Exhibit: Relationships, February-March 2019

Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Photography Exhibit: Closely Related, May-June 2018

Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Photography Exhibit: Mothers and Daughters, March-April 2017