Wine Experts

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Where You Buy Your Wine Matters!

The most important decision you make when picking out a bottle of wine is picking out the store at which you plan to buy that bottle of wine. If you're planning on grabbing a bottle at your local corner store or run of the mill liquor store, you're probably not going to get a very good bottle. Look for a shop curated by someone who cares about wine.

WineCab owners gain access to world class sommeliers and experts. From product development to customer service, our team’s goal is to elevate your wine experience.

The convergence of our cutting edge technology with their passion and respect for wine is what really makes WineCab possible. The value and service that they are able to bring to you as a WineCab customer is incredible:

  • In-app purchases — notify your wine expert when you are running low on your wines
  • To your door delivery service
  • Stocking and restocking services
  • Consulting

Virginia Phillip

Master Sommelier

Located in Palm Beach, FL

In 2002 Philip became the 11th woman in the world to earn the extraordinary accreditation of Master Sommelier, the highest certification of international proficiency (today there are only 26 women out of 236 professionals worldwide). Philip is knowledgeable, yet approachable, current and well-connected to the industry. Emphasizing these traits, she fulfilled a lifetime dream when she opened the Virginia Philip Wine Shop & Academy off Clematis Street in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach in 2011, and expanded to Palm Beach in 2017. Her boutique shop offers an outlet for her to share her extensive knowledge and generous demeanor to guests, often in a one-on-one basis.

She has won the title of “Best Sommelier of the United States from the American Sommelier Association for 2002-2006. With continuing acknowledgment of her skill, the eminent James Beard Foundation nominated Philip for Outstanding Wine & Spirits Professional 2012. On May 23, 2015, Virginia was bestowed with one of the highest honors of “Honorary Doctorate Degree of Oenology” from her alma mater Johnson & Wales.

The Academy also satisfies Philip’s passion for teaching, and provides a space where she offers weekly wine education programs and guest appearances from national and international winemakers. The significance of her instruction may also be seen in her editorial contributions to Yachts International. Master Sommelier Virginia Philip has brought notoriety and attention to the outlets she supports with appearances on “The Today Show” and the Food Network and recognition in Food & Wine, Town & Country, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Country Living and Decanter. And her passion to taste and learn and, especially, to share her expertise on this subject will continue to grow and evolve with each new project.

Ms. Virginia Philip will provide exclusive wine selection services to WineCab customers, leveraging her Master Sommelier expertise to provide the utmost level of industry knowledge to our clients.

Michael Cinque

Wine Expert

Located in Hamptons, NY

Proprietor of famed Amagansett Wine & Spirits for the past 40 years. Featured in Wine Spectator, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine, among others, Cinque's Amagansett Wine & Spirits is considered the premier wine shop in the Hamptons.

From rare to local, he specializes in a diverse range of wines and advises some of the most prominent cellars and collectors in New York. In addition to a world-class selection of European and California wines, Cinque has been a longtime champion of New York State’s viticulture, working to promote Long Island wines. 

Mr. Cinque is an integral part of the WineCab family. Cinque has had a hand in the development of WineCab’s wine pairing feature, wine management feature and many other technical and design features. Many of the new app designs will have Cinque’s signature style on them.

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