For nearly two decades, Drew Hendricks has been at the forefront of wine and spirits sales and education. His open nature and passionate drive for excellence is without equal. Time and again, he has demonstrated that he is one of the world’s best at his craft. Hendricks is currently Director of Business Development – Fine Wine at Republic National Distributing Company in Texas and is one of fewer than 250 individuals in the world to hold the title of Master Sommelier. Service and education is what led him to partner with fellow Master Sommelier James Tidwell, in the creation of TEXSOM in 2005. TEXSOM has become the premiere professional beverage education event in the country. Prior to finding his path in the wine business, Hendricks served in the United States Army and put himself through culinary school. Both experiences helped form his passion for wine and food, and helped form a foundational belief in the need for discipline and excellence in wine education and service.
Accolades & Publications
- The Court of Master Sommeliers – Master Sommelier