Alison L. Matera, DWS

Alison Matera is the general manager of Riverside Wine & Spirits. She has been in the wine industry since 1994 and joined the Riverside team in 2006.

Alison has earned a level four Diploma from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and is a member of the International Sommelier Guild. She has been a freelance writer for several local publications in her town including, City Scope and Chatter magazine and is frequently hired to appraise wine cellars for local Estate Appraisers. She also spends a lot of time conducting wine education seminars for charity events, restaurant servers, wine wholesale/retail employees and private individuals. Alison has been the wine buyer and wine/beverage director in various fine dining establishments in TN and travels throughout the southeast promoting wines from the Bratcher Winery in Santa Barbara County, CA. She has also traveled to several different wine regions in France, South Africa, Italy and California. She periodically volunteers her time during harvest and crush in Southern California.