Mia Van de Water first fell in love with wine over a bottle of Zind-Humbrecht Riesling Turkheim in 2006. Her passion for learning more led her to Union Square Hospitality Group, where she worked for Union Square Café for nearly four years as a server, then left to open the company’s newest restaurant, North End Grill, as a server and sommelier.
Mia is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, was a Regional Finalist for the Court’s TOP SOMM competition in 2013, and hopes to sit for the Advanced Exam in April of 2014.
Great loves include German Riesling, Farmer Fizz, obscure Italian varieties, and 1996 Ponsot Clos de la Roche. Mia is currently the Wine Director at North End Grill; the list has been honored with Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence each year since opening.