Transplant from Tokyo. Love and passion in wine and food. Alice started her career in banking business, but could not drop her life long dream of working in the gastronomy world.
When she completed the program at the acclaimed international wine school Academie du Vin Tokyo, originally headquartered in Paris, then the Wine Education and Management program at UCLA, she came to the conclusion that she would adventure into the world of wine.
Alice spent few years in winery PR and events company where she met wine makers and professionals from around the world, and learned the wine business in depth. Then she took a position as the lead sommelier at the prominent restaurant in Beverly Hills, overseeing the extensive wine program with 700 selections and 3,000 bottles on stock. She enjoyed three years working there, further expanding the experience in wine service, and achieved the Best of Award of Excellence with Wine Spectator.
She is currently working as a freelance wine consultant, educator, and writer. She holds a number of wine and food related certifications/titles including Court of Master Sommelier and WSET.
Her ambitious wine journey continues...
Sommelier, Writer, Tastemaker
Bachelor degree in Law.
Area of study: International Criminal Law
Certificate program in
Wine Education and Management
WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)
Court of Master Sommelier
Academie du Vin Wine School
Veraison Harvest Wine School
The Wine Academy of Spain
Le Cordon Bleu Collage Of Culinary Arts
Holistic School of Neal's Yard Remedies
Sake Service Institute
Certificate in Wine Education and Management
CMS Certified Sommelier
WSET Advanced Level 3 (currently in Diploma Level 4)
JSA Certified Wine Expert
WAS Certified Wine Educator
SWE Wine Specialist
SSI Certified Sake Sommelier
SSI Certified Sake Examiner
Food Education Expert
California Food Manager Certificate
Fox TV "MasterChef"
Los Angeles Magazine
Restaurant News Magazine
NTB Morning News
UTB Evening News
Japanese Daily Sun Newspaper