Industry Update
Appointment20 November 2020

Gary Russell

Appointed Wine Director
At Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico

Gary Russell

Joining the Reserve from The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Gary Russell brings nearly a decade of gourmand and hospitality experience to Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Russell was first exposed to the romantic and essential relationship between food and wine at K Restaurant and Wine Bar, where the daily menu changes and a vast wine collection allowed him to explore varietals and terroirs like he never had before. Russell is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and is currently studying to become a Master Sommelier.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Bethesda, MD, part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels in 32 countries and territories. For more information or reservations, visit the company web site at www.
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