Isabella, a New Jersey native, is a graduate of the inaugural Charlotte Campus class of Johnson & Wales University. After a year of studying restaurant management, she decided she did not want to work in restaurants and changed her major to International Business. Confusingly, upon graduation Isabella immediately started working in restaurants. She spent over 8 years with Union Square Hospitality Group, predominantly at Gramercy Tavern; and throughout her career has spent time at Rouge Tomate Chelsea, Temple Court at the Beekman Hotel, and Momofuku Kawi, where her wine program earned a Best of Excellence award from Wine Spectator.
Outside of wine, Isabella is a self-taught calligrapher, Swiftie, and fan of "schedule send" on Gmail. Isabella lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Beau[jolais], and believes you should always have a bottle of bubbly chilled in your fridge. You never know when a random Tuesday afternoon calls for Champagne.