Cat Nguyen fell in love with wine at an early age. She inherited her first wine program when she was only twenty-one years old. Over the next ten years, she created and consulted on many successful wine programs, from casual to fine dining restaurants, all over Houston, Texas. In 2015, Nguyen left the restaurant floor to pursue a career in distribution as a Vanguard Representative for Republic National Distributing Company. She holds an Advanced Certification with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, is a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators, and a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. Nguyen is continuing her studies to advance to the next levels with the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.