Sandy Block, VP of Beverage Operations
Sandy joined Legal Sea Foods as Vice President of Beverage Operations in 2004 and oversees our wine program.
A former sommelier, Sandy was the first American on the East Coast of the United States to be certified as Master of Wine, and is one of only 279 individuals worldwide to earn this title. He also holds membership in the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and the Confraria do Vinho do Porto, and received the Diplôme d'Honneur from the Corporation des Vignerons de Champagne.
Sandy’s extensive credits include serving as Wine Editor for The Improper Bostonian. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Cheers Magazine, the Executive Symposium Committee of Sante Magazine and the Executive Board of Boston University’s Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center (where he has taught advanced courses since 1999). He developed the curriculum for the accredited Wine Studies program at Boston University and for several years taught a wine tasting course to aspiring chefs at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts.
Sandy previously worked as Assistant VP of Wine for Horizon Beverage Company, and as General Manager of Whitehall Imports and VP of Product Strategies for the Whitehall Companies. An Honors graduate of Vassar College, he earned a Master’s Degree in American Intellectual and Cultural History from the State University of New York.