About

Mairin McKnight-SlotteeCellar Manager

I started working at Phenol55 in the fall 2015, moving back to the Pacific Northwest after a brief stint in the Bay Area. During my time in San Francisco I worked in advertising, working on campaigns such as 100% Cork, advocating for the use of natural Portuguese cork in the wine industry.

My interest in wine stems from a course in college on the political economy of wine. At Phenol55, I am able to dive into the history and the politics of wine production. Every bottle that comes in is an opportunity to learn more about a certain wine producing region. Unique wines are a welcomed challenge.

At Phenol55 I enjoy helping customers manage and care for their collections. I love to hear about wines our customers are excited about and always have time for an anecdote about a vineyard, winemaker, or grape.