DAVID KEUHNER, Founder & CEO
David Keuhner is the founder and CEO of Destination Cellars LLC. With over 15 years in the hospitality industry, Mr. Keuhner has brought his passion for wine to life by building a truly customer-driven company to provide a "true experience" to other wine connoisseurs. Mr. Keuhner has held leadership and equity roles in successful hospitality such as JTECH Communications, a subsidiary of Micros Corporations; Open Table.com; Fishbowl Marketing and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. Mr. Keuhner has pursued his interests and learnings in wine throughout his professional and business career, and his expertise in this area led Mr. Keuhner to start Destination Cellars in 2006.
ALEX DIAZ, Finance
Alex has extensive experience in finance operations, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and private equity with multinationals and start-up companies in a wide range of industries, from telecommunications to marketing services. Over his 17 years of experience in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Alex has been a venture capitalist, CFO, company founder and M&A advisor. Alex has held leadership positions at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, TARP Worldwide, Inc., Alfred Street Partners, MCI Communications, PSINet, among others. He has a BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and an MBA with Honors from the University of Michigan.
CATHERINE MOLINE, Director of Member Services
Brings over 20 years of hospitality and customer services to the team. Catherine has a passion for providing unparalleled service to her clients and strives for the attention of detail. Catherine finished her hospitality career as the General Manager of iRicchi Restaurant, one of the top restaurants in Washington, DC and the U.S.
CÉCILE DE SZOLNOK, Member relations in Europe
20 years of strong experience in service, public relations, management and sales in the wine business. She speaks fluent German, French and English, knows the American market since she lived and worked in the U.S. for 12 years with Laurent Selections Ltd, Ed's Warehouse in Washington DC. In France she provides services in public relations, sales and organization to different chateaux and companies in the Bordeaux region.
SEAN Q. MEYER, Estate Sommelier
For the last fifteen years Sean Q. Meyer has devoted himself to studying and appreciating the finer points of wine. As sommelier and wine director for some of the world’s greatest culinary geniuses, including Chefs Thomas Keller (Bouchon/French Laundry), Frank Stitt (Highlands Bar and Grill/Bottega/Chez Fonfon) and Tim McKee (La Belle Vie), Sean developed a keen palate and expert knowledge--gaining respect from both patrons and colleagues. Sean also acquired a first-hand understanding of winemaking working with some of Napa’s finest wineries including Cardinale, Lokoya and Freemark Abbey. Continuing to hone his craft through constant study, he is in the final stage of examination for the Master Sommelier diploma.
In his current role as Estate Sommelier for Destination Cellars, Sean specializes in hand-tailoring experiences for wine lovers seeking exclusive and personalized access to some of the most prestigious properties and vineyards in the world. He assists everyone from the experienced oenophile to the novice wine taster in achieving new levels of appreciation and excitement about wine. Sean’s natural enthusiasm and easygoing approach make learning about wine enjoyable, while his experience as sommelier at the finest restaurants insures that every detail will be handled perfectly.