About

Paige Farrell has worked with fine wine for over twenty years as a Wine Director, Sommelier, Writer and Educator in the hospitality industry, which includes Relais & Chateau properites, Tru in Chicago, and Barbara Lynch’s Menton in Boston. 


Paige writes about wine and travel for Northshore Magazine, The SOMM JOURNAL, Elysian Magazine, Edible Boston, as well various global publications. She has worked as the Boston trade liaison for global public relations and marketing firms, whose focus is food and wine, and she has traveled extensively in France, Italy and Spain. 


Currently completing the Diploma with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, Paige has a Bachelor's Degree in French Language and Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, with studies at Paris-Sorbonne, France. She has studied photography and drawing at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston.


About wine, Farrell shares: I take a classic approach to wine, which is to say an affinity for Old World wines, and I certainly consider wine an art, a form of poetry, and a muse, a portal to the mysteries and evocations of language. Elegance and grace are important qualities to me, and this is my approach to selecting wine be it for a restaurant, retailer, private client-or myself.


Paige Farrell lives on Cape Ann, in Massachusetts.

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EDUCATION


WSET(Wine & Spirit Education Trust), London, UK/Boston, MA

Level 4 Diploma, Global Wines, 2022


School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, Boston, MA

Certificate, Art As Process, 2010


University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA

B.A. French Language and Literature, 1991


Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris, France

A.S. French Language and Literature, 1990


PAIGE FARRELL SELECTIONS and PUBLICATIONS

January, 2009-Present, Private and Corporate Clients: Wine and Hospitality Management; Wine List Development; Editorial and Content; Educator; Private Events Management; Corporate and Private Marketing and PR; Project Management and Strategy; Freelance Writer; Photographer; Curator

Annisquam Yacht Club, MA Wine Consultant

Boston Wine School, MA Lead Educator and Writer

Colangelo PR, NY Trade Event Manager, Marketing and PR

Cape Ann COSMOS, MA Contributing Editor; Advertising, Design, Marketing

Edible Boston, MA Contributing Writer

ELYSIAN Magazine, SC Contributing Writer

Feather & Wedge, MA Wine and Hospitality Consultant

Giannoni Selections, MA Wine Consultant, Sales

Jane Deering Gallery, MA Wine Consultant, Gallery Manager

Le Roi Fou, Edinburgh, Scotland Wine Consultant

Mosimanns London, UK Wine Consultant

Nantucket Wine Festival, MA Fine Wines in Grand Homes Staff

Northshore Magazine, MA Contributing Writer

QWUS Market Experts, NY Trade Event Manager, Marketing and PR

Reservoir and Wollaston Wine and Spirits, MA Freelance Writer

Seaview Farm and Farmstand, MA Wine Curator and Consultant

Sopexa USA, NY Trade Event Manager, Marketing and PR

The SOMM Journal, CA Contributing Writer

The Other Cape, MA Contributing Writer



RESTAURANTS

Fat Hen, Somerville, MA, Wine Director and Sommelier; July 2016-June 2017

Bar Boulud at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Boston, MA, Wine Director and Sommelier; August 2015-January 2016

Asta, Boston, MA, Wine Director and Sommelier; January 2013-August 2014

Menton (Relais & Chateau), Boston, MA, Captain and Sommelier; March 2010-January 2013

L’Espalier Boston, MA, Director of Operations April 2008-January 2009; Manager September 2007-March 2008; Captain, June 2005-August 2007

Tru (Relais & Chateau) Chicago, IL, Captain; May 2001-September 2003


PHOTOGRAPHY

Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Solo Photography Exhibit: Relationships, 2019

Flatrocks Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Photography Exhibit: Closely Related, 2018

Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, MA, Photography Exhibit: Mothers and Daughters, 2017


POTTERY

Inner Space Fine Art, N. Reading, MA, 2022