WineAdvise is dedicated to offering the most customized wine advisory experience for any needs you may have as a collector. Created after working with many clients and discovering just how few options there are to manage a wine collection over its entire lifecycle, WineAdvise offers expert advice to manage any collection, and is comprised of a team of professionals with more than 30 years of experience in the wine and fine arts industry.

WineAdvise partners with Winston Art Group, the nation's largest independent art appraisal and art advisory firm. In addition to your wine, we can offer, through Winston Art Group, appraisal and advisory services for fine and decorative art, jewelry, and collectibles.


In Washington DC: 

2820 Pennsylvania Ave SE

Washington, DC 20020


In New York: 

126 East 56th Street

New York, NY 10022

Please email us with any questions or concerns

Brian Ward


(203) 241-8411

The team

Brian Ward

Director, Wine

Brian has been in the collectibles industry for 14 years. Currently, he acts as both the president of WineAdvise and the Senior Wine Specialist at Winston Art Group. Prior to this, he was Director of Business Development for Benchmark Wine Group and co-founded Asset Archives, where he managed all aspects of the company's asset documentation and valuation processes for private clients.

Jess Levine

Senior Wine Specialist

Jess worked in the wine industry for 13 years before joining WineAdvise and the Winston Art Group in 2017. Certified as a sommelier by the American Sommelier Association, she served in that capacity at a number of high-profile establishments in Manhattan, including the Wavery Inn, and acted as Corporate Wine Director at the Crown Restaurant Group. A native of France, she studied Art History and completed her Master’s degree in Art Business at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, where she wrote her thesis on counterfeit wine. 

Sarah Emond

Executive Director, Operations

Sarah has more than 15 years of management experience working in nonprofit and art-related businesses. She brings in-depth knowledge from years in business administration as she oversees Operations, Human Resources, and Accounting for the headquarters and regional offices of the firm.



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