CERTIFIED SOMMELIER

Victor Manuel

Victor Manuel is a Tampa native with over 20 years of gastronomy experience. In his Sommelier experience, he has managed beverage programs domestically and overseas. He prides himself as an ambassador for the complementary products offered in addition to the delicious Iberian wine selection.

Victor’s initial interest in wine came from waiting tables. Then, a colleague shared a book about wine, from which he was hooked. Curious and determined from the text, he sought out all the wines pictured in that book. From there, Victor found his first love of wine in Rhone Wines.

Victor is passionate about everything he does. His passion is in the hospitality business because he enjoys interacting and helping people. He is giving them insider’s tips.  La Vid is dedicated as a wine haven for those who love wine and want to learn more about wine in the Tampa area. 

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