Sommelier Brad Fichter serves as the Wine Director of Grill 23 & Bar in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, where he is responsible for managing over 1,900 selections of wine varietals. Although he never intended to work within the world of beverage, Brad developed an interest in the restaurant and hospitality industry during his later high school years and into college while he worked at various wine shops and restaurants as a server.
After graduating from Suffolk University in Boston in 2004, Brad assumed the position of Bar Manager at The Federalist and saw the restaurant through as it became the Mooo Restaurant. Brad quickly found his passion for wine and beverage industry and went on to work at various acclaimed restaurants including Bistro du Midi, Menton and Del Frisco’s. In 2011, Brad received his Sommelier Certification through the Court of Master Sommeliers.
In April 2013, Brad joined Himmel Hospitality Group as Wine Manager under former Wine Director and Master Sommelier Brahm Callahan.
He lives in Boston with his wife and son, and particularly enjoys a Northern Italian Barolo or a Syrah from the Northern Rhône region.