Andy is a former sommelier from the Five Star, Five Diamond rated Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. He has over ten years of experience in the food and beverage community and has also worked in wine distribution. He is a Certified Specialist of Wine and is currently studying for his second level sommelier exam. He and his wife, Christina, moved to Asheville from Charleston, SC in 2012. In addition to the Asheville School of Wine, he works with the Blind Tasting League. Here is a article about Andy Hale and the Blind Tasting League from the Mountain Xpress: Find out more at