Amanda Victoria is an award-winning spirits educator and judge regarded for her palate, as well as lifestyle approach to alcohol education with 15 years in the spirits business. In 2018, Amanda launched Aperitif Hour, a wine & spirits communication and education company based in New York.


Victoria is best known for cultivating unique culture in wine and spirits around the world through cocktails; from aperitifs to Scotch whisky, Amanda embraces both an elevated and informative way to enjoy drinking. She has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the New York Times and as a host on the television show “Celebrity Taste Makers Beyond the Bar” on PIX11 in New York City. In 2017 and 2018 Amanda was shortlisted for The International Wine & Spirit Company’s prestigious “Communicator of the Year” award as a top four international wine and spirits educator.