Marne Macbeth Anderson is a native of Clarksdale, Mississippi. She attended The Lausanne School in Memphis, Tennessee, followed by higher education at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and The University of Liverpool, Liverpool, England. She holds a B.A. in Art History. She is a graduate of Leith’s School of Food & Wine, London, England, and attended the La Varenne Cooking School in Paris, France. Ms. Anderson owned a catering company in London, England, and was a Chef for the prestigious Zanzibar Private Club in London, England.
For the past 38 years she has been actively involved in the Food & Wine industry in Memphis. She began the first wine department for a Memphis liquor wholesaler and is currently a Vice President for Wine for Southern-Glazers of Tennessee. She is a member of the Commanderie de Bordeaux, the Confrerie des Chevaliers de Tastevins, the Châine des Rôtisseurs, and the Society of Wine Educators. Her credentials include Certified Sommelier, Certificated Wine Educator, Certified Specialist of Spirits, Certified Spanish Wine Educator, and French Wine Scholar. She is active with the Brooks Museum, having served as past chairman of the Art of Good Taste wine auction. She is a graduate of Leadership Memphis.
Raised in nearby Covington, Tennessee, Blake William Hazlerig began his journey into wine while working at Buster’s Liquors and Wine. After graduating from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts in English, Blake took a brief job working for Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Upon returning to Memphis in 2010, he rediscovered his passion for wine and began working for the on-premise sales division of Star Distributors. This would eventually lead to his current position of on and off premise sales within the Domaine and Estates division for Southern Glazers of Tennessee. Blake currently holds a Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators and is a Level two Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.