Beverage experts share their biggest career lessons

May 17, 2017

David Flaherty has more than 20 years experience in the hospitality industry and is the marketing director for the Washington State Wine Commission. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the editors or management of Nation’s Restaurant News.

What if we could go back to the start of our careers, when we formed the roots of our professional paths, knowing the lessons we now know? What would we tell ourselves? 

“The main thing is get dirty, literally and metaphorically,” said Juliette Pope, former wine director at Gramercy Tavern in New York City and now portfolio manager for David