Josh Wesson

Best-known as a sommelier and founder of Best Cellars, Joshua has enjoyed a long and successful career in the food and wine industry.

In 1984, Joshua won the title of Best Sommelier in French Wines & Spirits in the United States. Two years later, he traveled to Paris to represent America in international competition sponsored by SOPEXA.

In the late 80s, Joshua helped assemble award-winning wine programs at Hubert’s and Arcadia. In 1997, Food & Wine magazine named Joshua the Retail Wine Innovator of the Year for his work in developing Best Cellars (which opened in the fall of 1996). In 2003, he received the Ambassador’s Award from the European Wine Council. In 2005, JetBlue Airways selected him as its Low-fare Sommelier. In 2009, Joshua was named Retailer of the Year by Wine Enthusiast magazine. In 2012, he debuted the retail concept, Best Bottles, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. In 2016, Josh opened Suprema Provisions — a market, salumeria, wine bar and restaurant — in the West Village (www.supremanyc.com)
Joshua has been a featured speaker at many food & wine festivals. Most mornings, you can find him reading the New York Post and sipping a cortado at Tarallucci e Vino on 83rd and Columbus. Best to give him a wide berth until he finishes Page Six.