August 8-11, 2024

David Reuss


Originally hailing from Montana, David began his wine career in Boulder at Frasca Food and Wine under the tutelage Master Sommelier Bobby Stuckey. After years of honing his craft, he set out on his own and became Wine Director of Shanahan’s Steakhouse in south Denver, popping bottles for celebrities and locals alike. Along the way, David branched out into freelance cellar management, auction/liquidation consulting, and individualized wine education for both private and corporate clients. He has also helped proctor lower-level exams for the Court of Master Sommeliers.

David passed his Advanced Sommelier Exam in the Fall of 2019 and has been actively pursuing his Master Sommelier diploma, passing both his theory and service exams. He joined Jackson Family Wines in the fall of 2023 as Regional Wine Educator, focusing on Colorado, Texas, Nevada, and Minnesota. He has loved JFW wines for many years and is excited to educate his coworkers, buyers and guests on his favorite labels.

His favorite beverages include Oregon Pinot Noir,  anything with bubbles, and the occasional gin and tonic. Outside of wine education, David loves spending time with his wife and kids, exploring the mountains around Colorado, and traveling.