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Mark Fine, Director, Beverage Buyer, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
Mark Fine - Director, Beverage Buyer, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings
As Director, Beverage Buyer for Norwegian Cruise Lines, Mark Fine collaborates with a team to create, develop, and implement Beverage Programs for the 16 cruise ships with multiple restaurant and bar concepts.
With more than 25 years experience, Mark has worked for prestigious Wine & Spirits Distributors, Importers, and Suppliers managing US market for Strategic Approach, Sales, Marketing, Education, and Training…. Mark holds his Advanced Sommelier Certificate, Level 4 Diploma of Wine and Spirits, Cicerone Level 1, and Certified Sake Professional.
With the diverse background, Mark offers a unique approach working closely with Operations, Suppliers, and Chandlers on programs that are mutually beneficial that elevatie guest satisfaction.
Marks other passion is running and cycling; three time Ironman Triathlon Finisher and has completed over 200 marathons and ultra-marathons (including 100 milers)… one of Marks goals is to run a marathon in every state. “The more I run, the more I can eat and drink… and fortunately I get to eat at some of the best restaurants while drinking great wine and cocktails.”
In a past life, Mark was a professional magician and comedian performing in Clubs, Cruise Lines, and TV throughout the world… quite often he brings a “bag of tricks” entertaining wine enthusiasts.
Mark brings a different approach to presenting wine and spirits to both consumers and trade. He is invited as a guest speaker for multiple Wine & Food Festivals, Cruise Lines, TV, and Radio. It is always educational, enlightening, and entertaining… “EDU-TAINING”.