Jesse Becker

Jesse Becker

Master Sommelier / VDP.Ambassador / German Wine Professional, VERITABLE WINES & ESTATES

Master Sommelier Jesse Becker has worked for some of the top restaurants in the United States, including Napa Valley’s Tra Vigne, Chicago’s NoMI at the Park Hyatt, and Colorado’s Frasca Food and Wine. His training included three harvests in California and France, and he has worked in nearly every facet of the wine trade for over two decades.

Jesse’s interest in wine began while working in restaurants as a college student. He passed the Certified and Advanced exams in 2006 and 2007 and the Master Sommelier exam in 2008 while under Bobby Stuckey, MS’s tutelage at Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder.

Jesse is an ambassador for Germany’s VDP and is the first American to pass the German Wine Professional exam from the Deutsches Weininstitut. He’s an Austrian Wine Marketing Board educator and writes about German and Austrian wines on his website: Wine in Germany & Austria.

In addition to teaching and writing, Jesse is the US Sales Manager for Veritable Wines & Estates, a premium portfolio of German and Austrian wines. He is a partner at ROCKWERK Grüner Veltliner. Jesse resides in Chicago, Illinois.