David Gordon

Executive Vice-President
Senior Admin

David Gordon was the starting point guard on the Madison High School basketball team in 1978; his dream of playing in the NBA for the NY Knicks was greatly impaired when he stopped growing at 5’8”. Realizing that he was slow, short and white, he abandoned his dream and decided to pursue a career in the restaurant industry, which led him to Tribeca Grill in 1990. The closest he has come to the NBA was when he recommended wine (Chandon de Briailles Corton Blanc, to be exact) to Michael Jordan the night before he dropped 55 on the Knicks.

David has been with Bowler Wine since 2007.  In addition, he also is Wine Director at Tribeca Grill (since 1990) and oversees their Wine Spectator Grand Award winning wine list of over 1800 selections.  David has consulted on many wine programs including creating the opening wine program at The Borgata Casino in Atlantic City. He consulted for Continental Airlines for 10 years until they merged with United.  He is chef sommelier for La Paulee, La Fete du Champagne and La Tablee.  He also is in charge of the sommelier team at the Wine Spectator's Wine Experience and has been part of that group since 1991.

David produces his own wine under the Bacchus, Jeanne Marie and Sandy Cove labels, all sold exclusively by Bowler Wine.  In 2018, David was given honorary citizenship in Chateauneuf du Pape, one of only three Americans to ever receive this honor.  He is a proud member of Eschonsonnerie Des Papes as well.  David's favorite producers are Chateau Rayas, Henri Bonneau, Saint Prefert and Barroche. 

By the way, his three point shot is still deadly, but he cannot go to his left.

Check out the video here!