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Posted: 12:21 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014

June Rodil on joining McGuire Moorman Hospitality Group 


June Rodil leaving Qui
Courtesy Austin Food & Wine Festival
June Rodil leaving Qui

By Matthew Odam

It was announced this morning that award-winning sommelier June Rodil left her position as director of operations at Qui and East Side King. Rodil, who was named one of the country's top sommeliers last year by Food & Wine magazine, sent me the following comment about leaving operations and getting back to her passion for wine.

"After I won the Food & Wine Magazine award, I started wondering.... why the hell did I get this? I'm a director of operations and my list is small. I love my list, training the staff on wine, but it's so far away from what I do everyday that I started to feel a little fraudulent. In short, like lots of careers, the farther up you move, the further away you are from the thing that made you start in the first place. So,
after lots (and lots, and lots, and lots) of consideration and discussion, I decided to take the position of Beverage Director for McGuire Moorman Hospitality group. I'll be based at Jeffrey's and their offices but will oversee all beverage programs for the company.

"I love qui, especially the amazing staff, but this is an opportunity to get back into wine, sprits, and beverages on a day to day basis and with multiple outlets. While the experiences of being a Director of Operations were invaluable, I can now apply those broader management skills to something that I truly love (yep! booze!), and on a much larger scale than I've ever worked with in the past. I'll miss Qui and East Side King tremendously, but will happily see them on a regular basis as a patron, neighbor, and friend."

Matthew Odam

About Matthew Odam

Matthew Odam is the restaurant critic and reporter at the Austin American-Statesman, where he also covers the local film scene and writes film criticism.

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