Arthur Black

Arthur BlackSat: 2:30-3:15
Chef's Stage

Arthur Black is the Corporate Wine and Spirits Sales Manager forRNDC, a leading national wholesaler of fine wine and spirits.

In addition to his role at RNDC, Arthur is a member of theSociety of Wine Educators, a Certified Specialist of Wine, a Certified Spanish Wine Educator, a Certified French Wine Educator, a Certified Sake Specialist, Certified Spirits Specialist, Advanced Sommelier, Level 1 Cicerone, Advanced Level III through the Wine and Spirits Education Trust, a wine, beer and spirits writer and has lectured and taught at copious venues and several universities. As an active educator in the American sommelier community, Arthur has competed in many sommelier competitions, winning the honorable Best Young Sommelier in America Championship.

His motto, "The customer is always right." So, if someone wants to sit down with Proseco and pair it with salt & vinegar chips then they should do so. But he is clear on his opinion about one type of person... "cork sniffers are a-holes!"

In 2015, Arthur created and is the current president of the non-profit, theIndiana Craft beverage Association, a promotional body dedicated to engaging both trade and consumers to increase quality beverage appreciation and Indiana beverage industry sustainability. Arthur is also the creator and organizer of Indiana’s first cocktail festival, Mixture –An Indianapolis Cocktail Tour, which experienced a successful first year in the summer of 2015.