A Sommelier and a Chef walk into a Bar…

Sommelier, Jaton Gunter and Entrepreneur/Chef, Armando Tam, are coming to Vintage Wine Bar in Santana Row this June 2022.  Following the release of their book; ‘It’s a Vibe’, Dep Lifestyle Magazine will be hosting a private book pop up in late June in the heart of the Bay Area.

Gunter and Tam co-authored, ‘It’s a Vibe’ , a food and wine pairing experience.  Bringing flavors from Armando’s Chinese Nicaraguense background and Jaton’s professional wine pairings. The book was created to highlight the multi cultural flavors the SF Bay Area represents. Food and wine; for the Bay by the Bay.

Let’s be real; in the Bay Area, we hustle. ‘It’s a vibe’ is filled with quick, minimal ingredients, and recipes any home cook, working mom, or bachelor can whip up in 15 mins. The most difficult decision you’re left with is who you’re going to share the bottle of vino with (and if you don’t share; we don’t blame ya).  Each recipe is impeccably paired with a wine recommendation of some of the Bay Area’s best winemakers of color.

As a food aficionado, Armando is currently working on several passion ventures such as Comidazo, a platform to highlight and incubate chefs of color by incorporating winemakers and musical artists. Along with Paladar, a food incubator in Los Angeles, where the culinary focus is Caribbean Asian with a conscience. By early 2023 he plans on launching a restaurant in New Jersey.

Wine lover for over 15 years, Jaton began his career blogging about delicious and affordable wines. Later starting his business; G&S Wines; where he consulted as a private buyer for clients and curated wine collections. He is a certified Sommelier accreditation from the International Culinary Center in Campbell, CA. Since then, he’s written various wine books and has his own publishing company, Grapes and Sand.
His next project is to publish his newest wine book novel under his publishing company.

Find Armando and Jaton on socials:

Armando Tam
IG: @titosmundo @comidazo

Jaton Gunter
IG: @jatongunter @grapesandsandpub