The characteristics of the world’s finest wines are reflective of their terroir. Using a blind tasting format, Brent Kroll, Sommelier & Founder of Maxwell DC will help us understand terroir as we taste wines from around the world.
Prior to opening Maxwell DC, a new wine bar in the Shaw neighborhood, Kroll designed the wine program at Iron Gate, the historic Washington DC restaurant that reopened in 2013. In 2015, Iron Gate was awarded Wine Program of the Year by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington and Top Wine Program in the D.C. region by DC Modern Luxury.
Kroll's experience also includes overseeing the wine program at Ardeo/Bardeo and later at the Oval Room, as well as developing the wine lists for other local restaurants such as Hazel and the Partisan. In 2010, Kroll accepted the position of wine director at Adour by Alain Ducasse at The St. Regis Hotel. Most recently, Kroll held the role of General Manager at Proof to prepare himself for running his own bar.
Kroll has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Washingtonian, The Washington Post, Wine & Spirits, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator among others. In 2014, he was named a Rising Star by StarChefs.com.