our team

 
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Dylan Robbins

Co-Founder

Dylan's passion for wine started when he moved to New York City five years ago and he has not stopped drinking wine since. He absolutely loves blind tasting and is on a never ending quest to try as many new grape varietals as he can to further his tasting skills. His favorite wine has always been Barbaresco, but he has recently been drinking a lot of Mencia from Spain and Riesling from Germany.
Dylan is a WSET Level 3 Sommelier. In April 2019, he worked the wine harvest at the Clos de Fous vineyard in Chile. Dylan currently attends the Stanford Graduate School of Business to pursue his goal of starting a wine technology company.
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Jordan Cook

Co-Founder

Jordan started her love affair with wine four years ago while living in New York City and hasn’t been able to stop learning about it since. She co-founded The Wine Cru to make wine more accessible to everyone. On a Friday night, you can find Jordan with a glass of Syrah from the Northern Rhône in her hand.
Jordan is a WSET Level 2 Sommelier. When she isn’t studying her wine flashcards, she is most likely at her job working in Strategy & Product at a tech startup in San Francisco. She’s a graduate from Duke University and an avid Duke basketball fan (go Devils!).
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Daniel Reiff

Co-Founder

Daniel had always been a “craft beer guy” until his favorite New York wine bar introduced him to the world of wine. Daniel is now a fully converted “wine guy”, and especially loves exploring new grapes and regions. As an entrepreneur in the sustainable food and agriculture space, Daniel has grown passionate about finding the perfect food and wine pairings for every occasion.
This past summer, as Daniel and his fiancé celebrated their wedding engagement with great friends and great wine, the idea for Lifetime Vintage was born.
 
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Janine Romy

Head of Strategy

Janine first became interested in wine while studying abroad in France's Loire Valley, where she was charmed by a crisp Sancerre. While she still enjoys a good glass of white, Janine's passion has expanded to include the whole world of wine and she is eager to keep learning and sharing that knowledge with others. Her current go-to regions are Rioja or Ribero del Duero in Spain.
Janine is a WSET Level 3 sommelier. This past summer, she worked at Duckhorn Wine Company in Napa, California, and enjoyed soaking up the sunshine and great wine the valley has to offer. She currently attends the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she is Co-President of the GSB Wine Circle.
 
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Joseph Reiff

Summer Analyst

Joseph was previously the Social Media Operations Manager for the Wine Cru, sparking his interest in wine. He is extremely excited to continue learning about wine and gain an in-depth knowledge about the wine and sales industries.
He is currently a student at Duke University pursuing a degree in Public Policy, Economics, and Environmental Science and Policy. When he isn’t learning about wine, he enjoys focusing on environmental sustainability and watching Oscar winning films.
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Kaya Martelloni Zabriskie

social media manager

Kaya grew up between California and Rome, Italy. Having always been surrounded by vineyards, Kaya has now taken a more personal interest in wine and learning and exploring the various grapes and regions. With a background in Social Media, Kaya has now grown a passion for the combination of wine and social media as it helps the well being of each local economy.
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Ami Gangemella

Wine Educator & Consultant

Ami started her wine journey five years ago after sipping a savory Chianti Riserva from Tuscany while touring Europe for a month. Ami’s passion for wine only grew and it led her to start an Instagram profile documenting all the wines she has tasted.
Ami is a Certified Specialist of Wine who shares her passion for wine through online tutoring for wine enthusiasts pursuing a certification program such as the Court of Master Sommeliers, WSET, and Certified Specialist of Wine. She also shares her enthusiasm for wine by providing in-home and online wine tastings to all levels of wine enthusiasts. Ami challenges herself to not drink the same bottle of wine twice to further explore new wine regions and varieties.
 
 

advisors

 
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Lisa de Simone

Advisor

Lisa joined the faculty at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2013. She teaches personal finance and corporate tax elective courses for full-time MBA and MSx students. Her research examines how multinational corporations respond to tax incentives worldwide and has been published in top scholarly journals in the areas of accounting and finance. She earned a BA in Economics and German Studies from Stanford University in 2002, an MS in Accounting from the University of Missouri - Kansas City in 2008, and a PhD in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013.
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Janie Brooks Hueck

Advisor

Janie Brooks, a Portland, Oregon native, is Managing Director of Brooks Winery located in Amity, Oregon. Brooks Winery, named by USA Today as one of five must-visit wineries in the nation, is best known as a passionate advocate for the unique profile of aromatic white wines and award-winning pinot noirs. As the managing director, Janie has always prioritized her commitment to social responsibility and the environment, which is apparent through her work at the winery; As of January 2019, Brooks is the only winery in America to hold Certified B Corp status, a member of 1% For The Planet, and is Demeter Certified for Biodynamics. Through these initiatives, Janie strives to move the needle forward on sustainable winemaking.
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Paul Grieco

Advisor

Paul Grieco was practically born in a restaurant. His family owned and operated Toronto’s landmark restaurant La Scala, where he was thrust into the world of service and hospitality at a very young age. Paul accepted a job as a waiter at the world-renowned restaurant Gramercy Tavern where he was quickly promoted to assistant general manager and won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Service. As a food and wine entrepreneur, Grieco has opened numerous restaurants throughout New York City, most notably Terroir, an outpost for wine lovers to experience exceptional terroir-driven wines.