About Notable Wine

Hi, I’m Sean Antoniello. I founded Notable Wine to educate people about wine in a fun and unpretentious way.

Notable Wine has been a passion of mine since I first began to learn about wine. I put a name to it around 2006. It has followed me through my life and wine adventures since then.

Learning about wine is an experience that brings friends, coworkers, and even strangers together on a common ground that is fun and relaxing, and can even create lifelong bonds.

My goal is to help you create an entertaining, informative wine experience for your next event.

My Background

I was introduced to fine wine in the late 1990’s by my first wine mentor and friend, Anthony Caristi. I will never forget a few nuggets of wisdom I learned from Tony that have stayed with me all these years.

  1. You can’t sell from an empty cart.
  2. Life is too short to drink bad wine.
  3. Every day above ground is a good day.

Tony introduced me to amazing Burgundian Pinot Noir and great Brunello di Montalcino. Around the same time I was drinking cheap beer at fraternity parties and practicing my DJ craft, a passion I was determined to make my career.

DJ Sean in action.

While I was honing my DJ craft I left the retail wine world, but was far from leaving wine behind. I took classes at the International Wine Center with Mary Ewing Mulligan in NYC to earn my WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Level 3 Advanced Certificate (with distinction).

Halfway through my Diploma classes, I created the concept of Notable Wine to bring my love of music and wine together. It began as blog just sharing wine and wine knowledge with friends. I taught Wine Appreciation classes, and met a few distributors through my blog, which led to the beginning of my calling to make a career in wine as well.

I sold wine for a few distributors including Communal Brands and Vintage Imports and really enjoyed being able to taste and teach people about wine for a living every day. I can’t lie and say it was an easy seamless road to get there, but without realizing it, I was living out my passions for both music and wine full-time… and then some.

At what I believed to be just about the height of my wine sales career, my wife was offered an opportunity to move to Fort Worth, TX. After weighing pros and cons, I said, “Sure, why not? What do we have to lose?” I painstakingly said good-bye to everything I had built over the last 18 years as a DJ and wine professional in New Jersey and restarted in North Texas. This big change has actually given me great joy and perspective, and new opportunities I never would have expected.

Ready to Make Your Event Notable?

If you love wine and you want to experience it like a pro, we are here to help make it happen!

Book now and let’s create that special event you and your guests will never forget!