Sarah O’Kelley

Sarah O’Kelley comes to the beverage world via a significant food background. From working in the famed Emeril’s culinary department in New Orleans to then opening and operating a popular restaurant in Charleston, SC, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the restaurant side of things.

Ultimately wine stole her heart with its infinite intricacies and over the past few years she has immersed herself in that world – traveling in France and California and even getting her hands dirty during harvest in Oregon. She has her Certified Sommelier certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers and has achieved the Level 3 Award with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.

Sarah is Wine Director for Edmund’s Oast and is General Manager for the new wine and beer store–Edmund’s Oast Exchange. She is working to create a diverse inventory and classes for wine lovers of all backgrounds. Sarah continues to find inspiration from her culinary roots and loves discussing pairings. In fact, she spends most of her down time cooking at home or writing and blogging about it. She also has a deep appreciation and love for beer and is excited to help develop the two at EOX.