Tran has spread the gospel of Austrian, South African and Chilean wine in his stint as sommelier of the award-winning Herons restaurant from 2011 until earlier this year. In addition to growing the upscale eatery’s bubbly program and adding caviar dinners, Tran has a reputation for promoting under-the-radar wines. “I enjoy sharing my passion for wine and the stories that each region, bottle and winery have to tell,” says Tran. He’s coy about his future plans, saying only that he’ll continue to assist the local wine community and work on an unspecified future project.