Cristie Norman is a Certified Sommelier (CMS & WSET 3), bikini athlete, and creator of the Youtube Series “Adulting With Alcohol,” a mix of wine education and humor.
Cristie was inspired to become a sommelier before being old enough to purchase alcohol; At sixteen, she worked at a tea house with over one hundred and twenty selections, making recommendations based on variety, region, style and price point. She jokes that her first job was as a “Tea Sommelier.” At twenty-years old, she studied the wine list at the local steakhouse where she worked as a waiter and started to read about wine extensively.
Cristie passed her introductory CMS exam a couple weeks after her twenty-first birthday and certified within the year. Soon after, she was hired at Spago and has grown under the guidance of Wine Director Phillip Dunn.
More recently, Cristie acquired her WSET Advanced certification and launched her own line of Somm Apparel.