Meet The Team!

Dianne Carter

Founder / Cellar Master

dianne@newenglanduncorked.com

1 (603) 533-0490

Dianne came up with the idea of New England Uncorked in

early 2012 after she and her husband stumbled upon a

winery during a 10th anniversary trip to Mystic, CT. They

decided to  stop in and have a glass of wine and  at first

sip she was blown away!

Realizing that in NH we have several wineries, but nothing to speak of as far as wines from other New England states, the idea of New England Uncorked was born. She set out to learn all she could about regional product and what it would take to accomplish a goal of wider acceptance of northastern wines. Then, after a short while, she gave up her prestigious technology job at Fidelity Investments to focus on  this goal.

 

Dianne has a passion for learning and comes from generations of wine lovers. She had been studying wine for several years and  presently holds a certificate as a Cellar Master from Les Chevaliers du Grand Vin. She is currently studying wines from France, Italy and Spain and is working towards a Master of Wine. In the meanwhile, she travels the northeast in search of the best of the best wines, and across NH selling to retailers, restaurants and Inns.

 

In her spare time, Dianne enjoys spending time with her family, traveling to the many wineries of the northeast, self teaching and furthering her education, and busies herself with cooking and taking care of her homes in northern and southern NH.

Ted Fondulas

Upper Valley NH Sales Manager-

Ted@newenglanduncorked.com

1 (802) 356-2981

As former chef and co-owner of Hemingway’s Restaurant,

named One of Top 25 Restaurants in America by Food &

Wine magazine, Ted enjoys educating the public to the

pleasures of the table.

 

In addition to being one of only 50 chefs to receive the Robert Mondavi Culinary Award of Excellence for the artful pairing of food & wine, Ted was also founding chair of the Vermont chapter of The American Institute of Wine & Food.

 

Knowledgeable about cold hardy vineyards he is currently a member of the Vermont Grape and Wine Council, and continues to educate the public about food and wine through his more recent forums of cooking classes with Vermont Food Odyssey and TLC Moon Events.

Brian Tyler

South/Central NH Sales -

Brian@newenglanduncorked.com

1 (603) 860-8746

Brian has been with the NH Liquor Commission for five

years where he is seen as an oenophile with extensive

product, industry, and technical knowledge. With over

twenty-five years of professional marketing and database

experience within the distribution industry, Brian brings

a unique perspective to the wine industry.

Brian has helped winemakers and importers evaluate wine pre-released to the market. To that end, he has been asked many times to evaluate barrel samplings by various vintners. His own personal tastings have been compiled into 30 years. He has traveled extensively in the US to trade shows to learn about new and emerging regions and to wine regions of Europe, including Burgundy, Champagne, the Mosel and Rioja. You may have also heard him on talk radio discussing all things vino and answering everyone’s burning wine queries. When he is not sipping  a wine that is new to him, he is forging ahead towards earning membership in the Wine Century Club (almost done)! Brian is enjoying life with his wife and five children and volunteers with the local Boy Scouts of America. He looks forward to working with customers to bring new and interesting regional wines to NH.

Pamela Jeffers

Seacoast NH & ME Sales Manager -

Pamela@newenglanduncorked.com

1 (830) 992-5609

Pamela is originally from NH but spent the last decade

in the “Texas Wine Country” building a wine tour business

and passion for wine in lovely Fredericksburg, Texas.

She moved back to NH to help care for her elderly parents

few years ago and has since gained experience in retail

wine sales and restaurant wine sales. She now enjoys

bringing New England Uncorked’s lovely portfolio to her

resident town of Portsmouth and the entire Seacoast area.

Jill Parrino

Southern NH Sales -

Jill@newenglanduncorked.com

1 (978) 501-7417

Jill is thrilled to join New England Uncorked after many

years of recreational study of wines and being a member

of Les Ami Du Vin, Les Chevaliers du Grand Vin and the

Wine Society.  She completed all her courses of

Connoisseur, Oenophile, Cellar Master and Wine Master

and even dabbled in making her own wines.  She recently

left the Telecommunications Industry as Technical

Commodity Manager of a global procurement team

specializing in optical transmission devices at Nokia. 

Her education is in electrical engineering and physics and has held various positions in engineering disciplines including test, manufacturing, quality, reliability, and component management.  She also has experience in training, sales and procurement.  Over her career she has worked in large and small businesses.   Her travels during her career have sent her throughout the US, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Italy, China and Japan.

Jill lives in Shirley Massachusetts with her husband, and currently she is also part time caretaker of her mother.  Aside from her hobbies related to wine, she is a classically trained piano player has performed with alumni chorus groups and has picked up the ukulele as it is much easier to transport.  She enjoys travel and has visited many wineries in California, New England, Italy, and Austria.   Jill is looking forward to sharing her passion for wines with her customers and beginning her journey into the wine industry.

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