Caitlin Harrison excitedly joined the Mise team in December of 2013 after 12 years
spent in hospitality left her wanting to connect with wine in a deeper way. Her
passion for hospitality, however, took her far and wide.
In 2007, she traveled to the Bay Area of California and worked at Wood Tavern, a
cozy neighbor restaurant in Oakland, where she first gained the discipline of
studying wine and had unlimited access to wine country (where she may have
learned that she prefers French wine). Upon arriving back to the East Coast, Caitlin
started working at Eastern Standard Kitchen + Drinks in Kenmore Square and
became enthralled with the ideals of their particular educational culture – one that
inspired the staff to be educated in their offerings and proud of their ability to serve
with grace and effortlessness in a high volume setting because of their knowledge.
In 2010, Caitlin moved to back to her roots in the Berkshires and truly cultivated her
love for old world, “real” wine from her experiences buying for Mezze Bistro and Bar
in Williamstown. To her, natural wines seemed most fitting alongside farm foods
from the local landscapes and the stories of their production seemed to fit most
appropriately with the ethos of Mezze. Upon departure from the restaurant world,
Caitlin traveled to Mainz-Ebersheim in the Rheinhessen of Germany to make wine at
Weingut Eva Vollmer.
Caitlin believes that sharing the wines of Mise with her community has furthered
the conversation of finding the truly better wine for the greater good. She has been
met with great enthusiasm from the buyers in Berkshires and hopes that Mise’s
presence in this cultural area continues to be met with such regard and interest.