His story is pretty cool. Rising from being a waiter to becoming one of the best <a href="http://www.chaletpremier.com">fine wines</a> proponents in the area. Good for him. I have never personally met him or tasted his mixes but I appreciate a good rise-to-the-top story.
Best Restaurant Sommelier Houston 2011 - Sean Beck, Backstreet Cafe
Sean Beck started out as a waiter at Backstreet Cafe during his college days. Today he's a certified sommelier running the wine lists at three of Houston's best restaurants — Backstreet Cafe, Hugo's and Trevisio — and he was rightfully singled out as a "rising star" when Star Chefs came to Houston this year. Beck isn't just an advocate of fine wines; he's also an expert mixologist and connoisseur of Texas spirits and craft beers. Take his elegant margaritas at Hugo's or the wine dinners he pulls together at Backstreet Cafe, highlighting local and seasonal foods alongside wines from across the world: Beck is a seasoned pro who never lets his lists get stale or boring.