Brittney Abell

Brittney Abell

Wine Director

Current Wine Director at the Grape Collective Upper Montclair location, Brittney spends her days at the shop helping customers find their perfect bottle.  Formerly the Wine Director for Skopos Hospitality, She has spent over a decade in the hospitality industry and the NJ wine scene educating staff and consumers on the practices of growing grapes and making wine sustainably.  Her passion stems from her love of literature and the desire to walk a mile in other’s shoes. Opening a bottle helps her experience the love and passion others worked so hard to produce. 

  1. Barbara Gross of Cooper Mountain Vineyards: Talking Oregon Organics and the Future of Communication in the Wine Industry

    Barbara Gross of Cooper Mountain Vineyards: Talking Oregon Organics and the Future of Communication in the Wine Industry

    Cooper Mountain Vineyards is a winery ahead of the curve in the Willamette Valley, being certified organic since the early '90s.  Barbara Gross, co-owner and operator, sat down to speak with me about growing up on a Willamette vineyard, finding her place among the vines, and maintaining the spirit of the vineyard through the good times and the bad. 

  2. A Guide To Wine and Cheese Pairing

    A Guide To Wine and Cheese Pairing

    Some things in the culinary world were just meant to be together, like bread and butter or tomato and basil. But the most rewarding and complex pair of them all is wine and cheese. A marriage of flavors and textures that will eternally complement...

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