Sarah Pozgay

Sarah is a passionate sommelier and hospitality professional based in Minneapolis. She finds joy in the collaborative nature of restaurant work and from a young age felt a strong sense of belonging among restaurant people. She has served in a variety of leadership roles throughout her career, most recently as Sommelier at the restaurant Demi where she curated diverse beverage pairings for a ten-course tasting menu experience, and before that as Wine Director and General Manager of 112 Eatery, whose team she led to Semifinals in 2018 for a James Beard Award in Outstanding Service. She is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, and holds a Level 3 Award in Wines from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Sarah is also a founding board member of Twin Cities Somms, a volunteer-run not-for-profit created in the wake of the pandemic by out-of-work sommeliers seeking to unite and support the broader Twin Cities beverage community. She leads the organization in raising funds to support free membership access and facilitates regular educational programming on wine and cider. Currently Sarah can be found in Longfellow Minneapolis behind the cozy bar of The Bungalow Club, learning about spirits and aspiring to mix a perfectly balanced cocktail. Sarah has been drinking cider longer than grape wine and with more relish. She decided to pursue Certified Pommelier out of an organic love for the beverage and out of curiosity for the communities and cultures surrounding it. She is preparing for cider to inherit the Earth.