Guy Noel Stout MS, CWE
Corporate Director Beverage Education
Glazer’s Family of Companies
Guy is one of only 160 Master Sommelier (MS) in the world. He is also a Certified Wine Educator (CWE), Certified Spirits Specialist (CSS) and on the Executive Board of Directors of the Society of Wine Educators. He is a member of the Texas Sommelier Association. Guy has been recognized as a Houston Icon for his contribution to the Wine and Food Industry of Texas and Honorary Alumnus of University of Houston Hilton School.
He is the Corporate Director of Beverage Education for The Glazer’s Family of Companies, covering 12 states.
Guy has been the guest featured “wine expert” on the PBS cooking series Cucina Amore with Damian Mandola and Johnny Carrabba, founders of the Carrabba’s Restaurant Chain. He has appeared on a number of radio and television talk shows covering wine and food. He was a featured speaker at the Smithsonian Institute Folk Life Festival in Washington D.C. lecturing on the Texas wine industry’s current boom and the historical development of Texas wine.
Guy is a member of the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association and owner, with wife Kimberly, of Stout Vineyards in the Texas Hill Country AVA, producing Syrah grapes. He is an active wine judge for a variety of national competitions; including the L.A. County Fair, Dallas Morning News, Jefferson Cup, Texas Open and the Houston Rodeo Wine Competition.
He is also a graduate of the Wine and Spirits Management Institute at the University of Houston Hilton School for Hotel and Restaurant Management, Guy is a member of the Houston Food and Beverage Managers Association, and an active spokesman for the adult beverage industry.