Charles Puglia has been a professional sommelier for the last 6 years.
Throughout his career, Charles has managed his own beverage program as well as worked under the guidance of important professionals in the field, many of which have become his mentors. Prior to joining Blue Hill at Stone Barns in January 2013, Charles held positions that included sommelier at Jean George, assistant wine director at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York, wine director at Palomino restaurant in Greenwich, CT, and sommelier at Gaia restaurant, also located in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Charles began his career as a sommelier with a simple interest in wine. He began learning through self-education. After spending some time in the field he decided to begin formal education. Charles received his advanced certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust in 2009. He is currently a student of the Court of Master Sommeliers and recently earned his advanced sommelier certificate in August of 2011.
Charles joined the Blue Hill team in early 2013.