Josh Nadel

Josh Nadel, MS

Instructor, Sommelier Training Program
Faculty

Biography

Josh Nadel is the beverage director for the NoHo Hospitality Group and Partner in Wine for Thrive Market. In 2008, he co-founded the Oregon-based winery, Gothic Wines, which is distributed in a dozen states across the country.

From 2001 to 2009, Josh served as the head sommelier at Veritas and Cru, which both earned three stars from The New York Times. During his tenure, these wine programs received nine consecutive Wine Spectator Grand Awards, and in 2004, the wine team at Veritas earned the coveted James Beard Award for Outstanding Wine Service.

Josh passed the Master Sommelier examination in the fall of 2017, becoming one of only 165 people in the U.S. to have achieved this distinction. In 2015 and 2017, he served as the U.S. Ambassador for Wines of Alsace.

Josh created the opening beverage program at The Lakehouse Restaurant in Bay Shore, New York, which was reviewed as one of Long Island’s best restaurants. Later, he developed the wine program at Freemans on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and ICE alum Missy Robbins’ critically acclaimed Lilia restaurant in Brooklyn.

He serves as chef sommelier at Antonio Galloni’s Festa del Barolo alongside Wine Director Jeff Porter. In 2018, he was retained to launch the wine program at Thrive Market, an organic retailer of food, pantry items and cosmetics with over 800,000 members nationwide.

Josh received a B.F.A. in Lithography & Drawing from S.U.N.Y Purchase in 1999. When not educating, traveling, gardening or scuba diving, he, resides between Brooklyn and the North Fork of Long Island with his wife Jo and their Australian Labradoodle, Disco, eagerly anticipating the first New York Rangers Stanley Cup since 1994.