Troy Kinser - 538 Wine and Spirits, California Club Sommelier
$39 - Online Advance Reservations
$45 - At the Door for Rotarians and Guests
$13 - Non-Diners (members only)
$7.50 - Parking
$12 - Alcohol
$10 - Wine Tasting
Please note that advance online tickets must be purchased by 3pm on the Thursday prior to the Friday meeting.
Troy Kinser - 538 Wine and Spirits, California Club SommelierGet Tickets
Discover California’s Best Loved Wines
An Exclusive Presentation and Wine Tasting
After earning his degrees at Interlochen and Bennington, Troy found himself in New York. As a young man looking for direction he approached the famous door of Bouley in TriBeCa looking for work. He was hired after passing a quiz on Beethoven that the famous maître d’ concocted to test his pedigree. Troy passed the quiz, got the job, and his obsession for fine wines and fine dining was born.
Troy went on to earn the Wine Spectator’s Grand Award at Montrachet, helped open numerous other restaurants with Chef David Bouley. He also apprenticed under the well-known sommeliers, Daniel Johnnes and Alexander Adlgasser.
Later, Troy found opportunity in the Berkshires of Massachusetts with Allium Restaurant.. He brought his urban point of view to create wine lists at newly fashionable farm-to-table establishments near the Tanglewood Music Center. He continued his wine education by passing the Level II exam with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
In 2015 when the chance to move to California with it's proximity to world-class wineries and the opportunity to run the 538 wine and spirits located at the prestigious 'The California Club', Troy moved to Los Angeles. He is excited for the chance to participate in Los Angeles's world-class wine culture, and play a part of the steadfast history of The California Club.
Note: Wine tasting is not included in the lunch price. There will be an additional $10 charge for wine tasters.