VINUM 55 SCOTTSDALE
ABOUT THIS LOCATION
Located in Scottsdale Airport’s exclusive Hangar One, Vinum 55 Scottsdale unites wine aficionados in a dramatic setting. The venue attracts some of the world’s foremost winemakers for member events. The underground wine cellar is a member favorite, and the private lounge is an inviting space to enjoy your preferred pours.
Ron Jensen, WSET 2
Ron is the Assistant Cellar Manager in the Scottsdale location, focusing on providing the best conditions for our client’s wines from the moment it hits our doors. A former competitive road cyclist and a graduate of Arizona State University with a degree in Organizational Leadership, Ron’s love for wine was sparked over a decade ago while living in Europe, and from there it has been the experiences with people, vineyards and of course, the wine itself that has him hooked. As such, he has since committed himself to sharing his passion with others and becoming a student of wine. Having earned his Level 2 certification from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, he continues to work toward earning WSET’s highest certification, the Level 4 Diploma.
Ron’s favorite wines include the rustic, earth driven wines of Italy such as Sangiovese and Aglianico, as well as the complex Merlot dominant offerings of the Right Bank. Though for him, the best thing about wine is how it is everchanging and how the experience can drive one’s taste, just as much as the wine itself. What he loves about Vinum 55 is not only the exposure to a wide breadth of wines, but the amazing depth of experience and passion found in the staff, as well as our members!
Kathryn Fogo CMS Level 1
Assistant Cellar Manager
Kathryn is the Assistant Cellar Manager of our Scottsdale location. She has been involved with the hospitality industry since she was a teenager. Kathryn attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, specializing in Visual Communications. While producing fashion shows and photoshoots was her first love, she eventually moved over to the hospitality industry full time.
Her dedication for all things wine was more of a slow dance than an immediate connection. The knowledge, passion, determination, and science that is involved with winemaking is what grasped Kathryn’s attention. The deep-rooted family traditions and generations of committed individuals brought out the art and beauty of winemaking for her. Kathryn is currently a level one certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers and she is committed to becoming a certified sommelier in 2020.
New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc will always be Kathryn’s favorite varietal. In March of 2019, Kathryn had the invigorating experience of visiting Marlborough and witnessed the beauty of the country where it is grown.
As of recent, Chablis, Burgundies, and juicy Zinfandels have become a new found love for Kathryn. She is motivated daily by the hard work and dedication her co-workers show at Vinum 55.
Pairing food with wine is one of her favorite aspects about being in the wine industry. Finding that perfect balance of complementary flavors is electrifying. Kathryn is excited about the endless possibilities of learning, sharing and connecting through the awesome work she is honored to do through Vinum 55.
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