At the age of 19, while attending Florida International University, Lev has his eureka moment after tasting his first 1998 Saint-Émilion Bordeaux. From that moment on his passion was wine.
After completing his studies at FIU, Lev went on to becoming an ISA Certified Sommelier and WSET instructor.
Now 12 years later, he has experience in all sides of the wine business, from import, wholesale, retail and fine dining, along with being a guest speaker and part time instructor at FIU and UM, on various aspects of the wine industry.
Currently Lev is Beverage Director at Yacht Chandlers, a Yacht Provisioning operation in Fort Lauderdale and Antibes. He also is a partner in a wine brokerage based in Miami, FL.