Congratulations to Steven Alley, FWS for passing the French Wine Scholar exam With Highest Honors!
Steve Alley - CSW & FWS
Fine Wine Consultant & On-Premise Account Manager
Austin & Greater Central Texas Area
Spec's Wholesale Fine Wines, Spirits & Bar Supplies
Steven Alley has been interested in wine nearly all his life. Professionally involved in the wine business for over 15 years, Steven is a wine professional serving the central Texas market, working with talented restaurateurs and beverage professionals. As wine is a critical component of any beverage program, his mission is to help top-end establishments make informed wine purchasing decisions based on their cuisine, style, and wine list needs.
Steven's passion to learn more about wine drives both his professional career, and his mission to make the everyday meal at home seem more special with a glass of something tasty. He enjoys the challenge of a good wine and food pairing and French wines are perfect for just that challenge. The diversity of French wine growing regions, the variety of grapes grown there, and the unique style of each individual property bring out the best in the simplest of meals. In Steven’s native Texas, B-B-Q is king. Why not enjoy a robust Côte Rôtie with our famous smoked beef brisket and tender ribs?
Additionally, Steven hosts exciting wine dinners alongside vintners from around the world, coordinates regular tastings and special events, and also educates wine service professionals on new wines as part of his restaurant service programs. Seeing his wines poured into a guest’s glass brings him great joy as they enjoy their dining experience.
Steven plans on continuing his education with the Wine Scholar Guild in the Master-Level programs. His heart is in Champagne; however Alsace, Bordeaux, Burgundy, and the Rhône Valley are all of keen interest to future studies. Steven is also a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) through the Society of Wine Educators.