Anthony Mueller is a sommelier and wine presenter with over 20 years of experience in the food and wine industry. He has worked as a sommelier in some of the top restaurants in the US, including the three-Michelin star The French Laundry in Yountville, California, Tribute in Michigan and Tarbell's in Arizona. He holds numerous wine certifications, including the Advanced Sommelier certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 3 Award in Wines, the Certified Specialist of Wine certificate from the Society of Wine Educators, and the Certified Sake Advisor certificate from the Sake School of America. In 2016, he was named "Sommelier of the Month" by Food & Beverage magazine.
Mueller is an experienced wine judge, presenter and educator. He has judged wine competitions in California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona and South Africa and has lectured at wine events and masterclasses across USA, Asia and Europe. Originally from Scottsdale, Arizona, Mueller relocated to Napa, California, to further his wine education. He joined the Robert Parker Wine Advocate reviewer team in 2019, reviewing the wines of Washington State and South Africa. He is excited to share his passion for identifying the world's best wines and presenting them to consumers. When not drinking Sherry, Mueller enjoys riding his motorcycle and exploring the beauty of Napa Valley. Although he has never attended culinary school, Mueller enjoys cooking elaborate meals in his small kitchen at home, preparing dishes made with ingredients grown from his home garden.