My Personal Wine Steward


My name is Alton Powell, III,MD and I will be your personal wine steward.  I am a member of the Society of Wine Educators and have been teaching about wine for over 20 years.  This is my passion and want to help others learn the incredible fun of wine and food.

My journey started in medical school when I was learning about the health of effects of wine, the "French Paradox", and "Red wine headache syndrome".  At that time I was a wine neophyte.  I was fortunate enough to get my first lessons on wine from the Wine Taster's Guild.  From there I learned about the varietals and regions.  I then spent time in Panama where I learned about the growing South American wine industry.  I returned to the US to California and worked under a wine mentor for four years.  After learning all about wine from this connoisseur, I started working with local chefs and started wine education classes.  For the last 20 years I have continued teaching. 

Customers have included:

Soleil Bistro, San Antonio TX

Gagos Argentine Restaurant, Boerne TX

Tuscon Realtors

Numerous in-home tastings.