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The Inn at Little Washington is known for its well-stocked wine cellar, which has more than 2,400 selections (and over 14,000 bottles stowed away in its dark, cavernous space). With a collection and reputation like this, wine director Jennifer Knowles and sommelier/cellar master Casper Rice have their work cut out for them. Knowles is on her way to becoming a master sommelier (named by the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers) and has worked under the guidance of Larry Stone, a world-renowned sommelier. Rice actually began his wine journey with Larry Stone as well, then worked with Rajat Parr at one of Michael Mina's restaurants in San Francisco.
Both Knowles and Rice are available to answer questions and will suggest varietals to accompany your meal. While we dined at the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant, we watched as Knowles worked the room, guiding diners and providing tastings. In fact, Knowles is so accessible you can reach her via email before or after you dine to if you have additional wine-related questions.