Hi, I’m Paula, a WSET Level 3 AdvancedSommelier,a WSET Level 4 Diploma candidate, and a trained chef by the Italian Culinary Institute for Foreigners. I love wine, food and travel. I came to NYC in 95 and from day one I was in the hospitality business, which culminated with me running my own restaurant and wine bar for 10 years with my husband Renato, also a certified AdvancedSommelierand a Diploma holder.  I am extremely fortunate to I have had the opportunity to visit numerous wine regions around the world and have met incredibly talented wine producers that inspire me to keep learning and keep it real. Moved by their stories and the wines that they make, I decided to share some of my experiences here. Welcome to my page and feel free to share your experiences with me as well.  In Vino Felicitas! 
OAK Restaurant & Wine Bar
Closed in November 2016
Inspired by Italian cantinas and French bistros, OAK is an intimate restaurant and wine bar located in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Since 2007 OAK has been owned and operated by husband and wife team of Sommeliers – Renato and Paula, also a trained chef. OAK’ seasonal menu is rustic, home-like and prepared simply and naturally using only the best quality ingredients. We support small, local and international purveyors with a long established history. OAK focus on wines with character, and with true expression of place, soil, climate and the whole vine environment known asterroir. The same special attention is given to the beers we select, favoring classic and craft breweries around the world. For more info, visit us atwww.oakwinebar.com