About Sean

A Background in Teaching, a Passion for Wine and Food

Sean Trapani, sommelier, The Villages, FLWhen I was a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design, one of my students’ favorite assignments involved creating posters, labels, and ad campaigns for wine companies. Wine was one of those items that begged for a good story, so the students enjoyed it. Plus, the subject was something that I loved as a weekend wine enthusiast, so it was always a fun project to lead.

Years after I left the college and returned to the corporate world, I realized how much I missed wine and teaching. So I jumped on a jet plane, went to wine school in London, England, and brought back an even greater enthusiasm for the power and poetry of the world’s great (and good) wines.

That’s when I decided to create WineFluent.

Today, you’ll find me hosting wine tasting workshops, planning wine-centric events for local businesses and not-for-profits, and – in my spare time – pursuing my food-and-wine-pairing passion with friends, especially with a small, social wine group I created.

During one of my tasting dinners, we paired several wines with BBQ pork ribs. One of the group’s favorite – and mine, too – was a mildly sweet blueberry wine from Florida. I liked the pairing so much, that I am actually a sales rep for the company!