Sharyn Kervyn (NJ, United States)
WSET 3, CSW, CWJ, Wine Director Capital Grille, NTP Chair, Sommelier
Sharyn Kervyn (de Volkaersbeke) is passionate about wine. Her entire professional career has been devoted to this Industry; learning and sharing her knowledge with the staff she trains, at lectures, seminars and with fellow enthusiasts in the wine organizations to which she belongs. She is a member of The Dionysian Wine Society, The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), Society of Wine Educators (SWE) and The American Wine Society (AWS), where served as National Tasting Project Chair (2016-2021), and Regional Vice President (2017-2019). She is a Certified Wine Judge (CWJ) with AWS, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) with SWE, and Sommelier through the Guild of Sommeliers. Sharyn is also a WSET Level 3 graduate. She is completing the dipWSET Diploma program (their highest level 4) in the summer of 2021.
Sharyn is a Certified Wine Judge and has been judging annually for Amateur and Commercial Competitions across the country since 2010, including the Sommelier’s Choice Awards, USA Wine Ratings and the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition.
Having grown up in her family’s restaurant, specializing in wine was a natural progression for Sharyn. Throughout her career she expanded operations for multi-unit chains, increasing profits and creating popular neighborhood venues through special events and promotions. She opened the Getty Center Museum in Los Angeles in 1997 as their Catering Director, developing their standards of service (still in use today). In Beverly Hills, California she restructured a dining venue for Barneys New York and created elaborate on and off premise events for Hollywood Elite. At every location, Sharyn was also the wine director, training the staff and overseeing the Wine Lists. She has consistently earned “Best Of” Wine Spectator Awards (2 glasses) for her lists at The Capital Grille locations where she worked for more than a decade.
Sharyn currently serves on the Wine Education Committee for AWS, serving as a National Wine Educator. Sharyn founded KdV Wine Services in 2021, specializing in Food and Wine pairing and educational events, commercial video and wine list services, gourmet picnics, cellar stocking services and more.