Jose Aguirre Named GM, Wine Director at DC’s Ripple
Ripple owner Roger Marmet announced that seasoned manager and advanced sommelier Jose Aguirre has been hired as general manager and wine director at the Cleveland Park neighborhood destination restaurant. Aguirre’s move to Washington, D.C., adds to the city’s reputation as a home to some of the most experienced and educated wine professionals in the world.
Aguirre earned his Advanced Sommelier Certificate in 2014 and his resume includes management of world renowned restaurants and hotels, where he has cultivated a deep knowledge of the industry. A bulk of his career has been spent overseeing wine programs for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants