Jamie Knee, Judge, Wine Educator
Jamie Knee Aka Petite Wine Traveler is based in Santa Barbara County. As a Wine Educator, she hosts wine classes at resorts, restaurants, at sea, in home, and for businesses as team building exercises. She is the Founder of Montecito Wine Society, a Wine Social Club that hosts unique wine experiences. She was most recently the Wine Educator & Trade Host for Jackson Family Wines in Santa Barbara County.
Jamie is the author of PetiteWineTraveler.comand has contributed to several publications including Somm Journal, Tasting Panel, Vintner Project, Aventura Lifestyles Magazine, Hallandale Digest and others. She has hosted over 100 Interviews & Tastings with Winemakers around the world. Jamie serves as a judge at several Domestic and International Wine Competitions.
Jamie has a thirst for wine education, and in addition to a BS from University of Miami, Jamie’s wine credentials include Certified Specialist of Wine, Wine Spirits Education Trust (WSET), Court of Master Sommelier Level 1, Rioja Wine Educator, Spanish Wine Scholar, Cava Wine Educator & Ambassador, California Wine Appellation Specialist, American Wine Expert, Champagne Comité Certification, and Napa Rocks Certification.
Prior to transitioning to exclusively the Wine Industry in 2018, Jamie resided in Miami, Florida, and ran a successful Lifestyle, Food & Wine Marketing Company since 2012.