Whitney Pope

Natural Wine Educator + Event Producer

Whitney Pope is a sommelier and event producer based in Washington, DC.

Whitney’s love affair with wine began in 2010 while working part-time in wine retail and culinary events. She became a CMS Certified Sommelier in 2012 in four months after completing the International Culinary Center’s Sommelier Intensive program. Over the past decade, Whitney has used her expertise in wine to accelerate her career in corporate events and brand experiences.

Whitney launched the popular blog and Instagram account WHIT + WINE. Through WHIT + WINE, Whitney educates consumers on the complicated topic of natural wine. Whitney has been featured in Ebony, Glamour, SevenFifty Daily, Pix, Imbibe, and The Italian Wine Podcast. In June 2021, she moderated the Wines of Germany x VinExpo America panel “Germany Goes Green: Sustainability in the German Wine Industry.”

Whitney Pope is a member of the SommCon Advisory Board