Christian Broder attributes much of his understanding of food and wine to his parents. Christian’s father, a food chemist, taught him how to value and appreciate the sense of taste, making Christian hyper-aware of flavor. His first two years of college he began his exploration into the world of wine. After graduation, he spent several months traveling through South America, tasting wines and exploring vineyards. In September 2011, Broder received his level-two sommelier certification from the Guild of Master Sommeliers. He continues to pursue distinctions, while always being a student of wine.