Elaine Marshall, Director of Wine Development at Signature Wines, founded the First Street Wine Company in Livermore, California.  A former restaurant sommelier, Marshall has over 10 years of experience in the wine industry and is an Advanced Certified Wine Professional of the Culinary Institute of America. A specialist in New World wines, especially Syrah/Shiraz, Marshall has studied extensively the wines of California, Australia, and the Pacific Northwest.  Accepted to the Institute of Masters of Wine program in 2006, she tastes hundreds of wines annually.  She has served as a wine judge for many California wine competitions. A graduate of the University of California at Davis, she has produced and bottled her own private-label wine for four vintages. Her wine reviews have been published in Diablo Magazine and in various on-line newsletters, including Sunset Magazine.

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