JP Taylor, Jr.
Wine Director, Co-Owner
JP Taylor, Jr is the “Wine Consigliere”, also known as the advisor of wine at beast + bottle. A Denver native, JP began his career in the kitchen, attending culinary school at Johnson & Wales in Denver. It soon became clear that JP’s passion lay in the front of the house, focusing on service, especially wine. In 2011, JP received a BS in Hospitality, Tourism, and Events from Metropolitan State University. During the summer of 2012, JP lived in both France and Italy, educating himself on how European culture shapes the way wine and food coalesce. This philosophy is what drives the wine program at beast + bottle.
After a brief tenure at Denver’s Luca d’Italia, JP helped open beast + bottle as the wine director. He is also a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers, while currently studying for Advanced Certification. In addition to several local awards, the beast + bottle’s wine program was named among “Best Wine Lists 2014” by Wine Spectator.