Wesam “Sam” Kawa
Wesam “Sam” Kawa is honored to be one of only four advanced sommeliers active in the state of Arizona. He has had the privilege of serving for many years on the floor of Arizona’s top restaurants such as Kai and Cafe Monarch. Named a 2019 Rudd Scholar by the Court of Master Sommeliers, Sam has emerged as one of the nation’s most prestigious advanced sommeliers – and he is humbled to share his knowledge and passion with you. Once in his stewardship, Sam wants you to forget his impressive credentials and focus on enjoying your wine and your food. When you dine with Sam, it’s not about him and his accomplishments; it’s about using his craft to maximize your experience as his guest. It’s about you. Hospitality is Sam’s natural gift. His passion and authenticity allow him to facilitate unforgettable meals and tastings. Sam innately cares about each guest, and strives to provide everyone with their own unique and unparalleled journey. His incredible ability to combine his expertise, fervor, and hospitality guarantees his guests fine dining experiences that they remember forever.