Tim Buzinski is a Lecturing Instructor at The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. In addition, he is the co-founder/proprietor of Artisan Wine Shop in Beacon, NY, established in 2006, specializing in small-production hand-crafted wine and spirits from around the world. With more than 20 years of experience in the wine business, Tim has worked in many facets of the industry. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1997 with an AOS in Culinary Arts. Post-graduation, Tim immediately pursued his love of wine, working with both large and small operations in all tiers: retail, importing, and distribution (where he was a wine educator). Ever passionate about continuing his own education, Tim is preparing for the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Sommelier Exam. Prior to attending the CIA, Tim cooked at two seafood restaurants in Washington, DC, and has a B.A. from St. John's University in NYC.