Scott Harper began at the Bristol Bar and Grille in 1991, and is currently Managing Partner and Vice President of the five Bristol Bar & Grille locations and Bristol Catering operations. He also serves as Corporate Wine and Beverage Director, overseeing the award-winning wine programs for all five Bristol locations in Kentucky and Indiana. In 2009, Scott earned his Master Sommelier Diploma, the highest distinction a professional can attain in fine wine and beverage service. As it has one of the lowest pass rates of any exam in the world there are 230 people who share the title worldwide. Scott Is an Executive Bourbon Stewart and a Member of the Stave and Thief Society.
Harper also holds the title of Certified Wine Educator (CWE). This is the highest level of recognition of the Society of Wine Educators. Always doing his best to educate and give back to the community, Scott teaches wine and spirit courses through the continuing education program at Bellarmine University and is a Master Examiner for the Court of Master Sommeliers. He also writes for Sophisticated Living and Food and Dining Louisville. He is a recipient of the Banfi Award, given to the individual who passes the CWE examination on the first sitting, and with the highest score.
Accolades & Publications
- The Court of Master Sommeliers – Master Sommelier (2009)
- Banfi Award (1998)