Isis Daniel, known as The Millennial Somm, is a certified Level 2 Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) wine professional from Washington, DC. While dedicating 5 years to the Hospitality Industry, she fell in love with wine and decided to refocus her career. During her vino journey, she recognized the lack of accessibility and immensity of intimidation due to exclusivity. She also noticed the lack of African-American and female representation in the wine industry. Rather than run away from the challenges and the appearance of the industry, she created “The Millennial Somm'' with the mission to elevate people’s wine knowledge so that they are prepared in any professional and social environment.
As a fellow millennial, she knew that it was time to make the inaccessible, accessible and the exclusive, personal. Thus, she started with her Instagram TV segment #TastingThurdsays, where she tastes, rates, and recommends wines and wine technology for her viewers. After requests to speak with the wineries she was featuring, she created #TMSHappyHour. This light, fun, and informative Happy Hour is a segment on Instagram Live, where she interviews wineries, wine professionals, and other guests. During #TMSHappyHour discounts, giveaways, and other promotional opportunities are offered. With her bubbly personality and enthusiasm for wine, her followership continues to grow with the catchy jingle “tasting thursday” humming in the background. Her latest project, “The Millennial Somm Podcast”, is planned to launch soon.
"The Millennial Somm, Isis Daniel, is AMAZING!! She is a hilarious and strong willed woman with an old soul. Isis joined us on our podcast, Voyage to First Vintage, and provided one of our favorite podcast interviews. She's extremely knowledgeable in wine, humble and engaging. We are so excited to see where her journey takes her and all of the great things she will accomplish."
- James & Danielle Frost @voyagetofirstvintage
"I absolutely love The Millennial Somm! She has made wine approachable and fun for us novice wine drinkers. I enjoy watching and having the opportunity to interact with different wineries. I am now able to confidently purchase wines that I love with amazing discounts and offers that have been made available to me all because of this amazing wine millennial."
"Not only do I look forward to #TMSHappyHour every week but I had the privilege and pleasure of being a guest. Isis has such a beautiful spirit and made me feel so comfortable in a setting that was completely foreign to me. Her conversational skills are truly remarkable, her confidence and knowledge in all things wine, inspire me to learn and do more. I left feeling extremely motivated and empowered."