TED GLENNON BIO

 

Ted Glennon

 

Ted Glennon
Sommelier
 Ronin Wine and Spirit Services
 

Native to California, Restaurant 1833's Wine & Beverage Director Ted Glennon was raised on a family ranch in the Mojave Desert at the foot of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Sequoia National Forest. As a true connoisseur, lover and enthusiast of all things wine, Ted's passion has driven his dedication increasing his knowledge of the ever-expanding industry.

Encouraged by his parents as a way to keep him out of trouble, Ted began his career in restaurants almost 20 years ago as a dishwasher in a local steakhouse, working his way through every position in the kitchen over the next few years until he finally embarked on a front-of-house career path at the age of 20.

As the wine director and restaurant manager of Arterra at the San Diego Marriott Del Mar, Ted was honored to participate in a dinner at the esteemed James Beard House in New York in June 2007. Later that year, he accepted a position as the wine director and general manager of the Hotel del Coronado in California, overseeing three restaurants as well as serving as the co-director of ENO, a national company of on-site tasting rooms offering classes and workshops at the resort.  After many years of hard work and studying, Ted received his certificate for Advanced Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers in October 2010.

  In 2011, Ted joined the opening team at Restaurant 1833 in Monterey, seizing the opportunity to take all his years of experience and pour his heart and his focus into one special restaurant. For his hard work and ability to curate a list that showcases both local Central Coast gems and prized European bottlings sourced from collectors, Ted was recognized by Food & Wine magazine as a "Top Sommelier of 2012." Restaurant 1833 was nominated as "Best New Restaurant in America 2012" by the James Beard Foundation. Ted was a integral part of Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival and launching the successful Los Angeles Food and Wine Festival.

In September 2013 Ted launched "Ronin Wine and Spirits" a company offering industry insight and services for restaurants and new wine and spirit brands as well as classes, seminars, tours of the California wine regions. "The idea was simple: among our team we have done everything in this trade from building restaurants, to bringing brands to market, yet we all come from a place of hospitality and we will always offer custom tailored, exceptional experiences in your office, in your home, in the vineyard."

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