David LeClaire is a certified sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. He created the two popular wine clubs in the Northwest, Seattle Uncorked & Portland Uncorked. Mr. LeClaire served as wine director at Seattle’s prestigious Alexis Hotel (& Painted Table Restaurant) for ten years. David is an instructor at North Seattle College, and serves as judge for various wine competitions, including Ray’s Boathouse “Retrospective” and the annual Seattle Wine Awards. He is also a free-lance writer and articles can be found in the Washington Tasting Room Magazine.