Chef Sommelier and Wine & Beverage Director
Natalie Tapken brings her experience as one of New York City’s top sommeliers to Easton. She has shaped innovative wine programs at top restaurants since the start of her wine career in the early 2000s with Mercer Hospitality Group. In 2016, Tapken pivoted from the restaurant floor to the world of importing fine wines, representing renowned producers from around the globe. As the Chef Sommelier and Wine & Beverage Director of Bluepoint Hospitality, Tapken leads a wine program that was the 2021 recipient of three separate, prestigious Wine Spectator Awards at Bas Rouge, The Wardroom, and The Stewart. Tapken’s work as a distributor and importer has led to Bluepoint securing allocations from the world’s most prestigious producers. She hand selects every bottle for the list. Tapken focuses on elevating her team’s knowledge of fine wines--a skill that will serve each team member well in their restaurant careers and beyond.