Wine is for everyone.

The Savvy Somm is a wine education and consulting company that founded on the idea that good wine made by good people can be enjoyed by everyone.

Our Story

Jen Monago never liked to stay still for long.  Before launching her own business, Jen has worked as a political fundraiser, a communications manager, a part-time teacher and a full time activist and wine enthusiast.  Each one of those roles represented a part of who she was – a communicator, a fierce advocate, and her love of sharing and building community.   But she wasn’t fulfilled until she decided to put all of those passions together.

This non-traditional woman decided to build her own career based on her 20 year love of wine: sharing and teaching, supporting good people doing great things and kicking some ass. 

The Savvy Somm was born out of the belief that wine isn’t elitist.  This fermented grape juice brought to this country from immigrants, currently grown and harvested by immigrants, and has the power to bring this country together.  By using one’s wallet, we can be politically active and make a positive change.  Salud!


National Wine School + The Wine School of Philadelphia

  • Certified Sommelier Level III 
  • Master in American Wine Candidate

Wine Spirits Educational Trust + Capital Wine School

  • Level 3 Candidate

Society of Wine Educators

  • Certified Specialist in Wine (CSW) Candidate

Napa Valley Wine Academy

  • American Wine Expert (AWE) Candidate

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