Stacy Adimando and Steve Graf are a testament to risking big for love whenever and wherever you find it. She was living in Brooklyn, he in Northern California. But when they met working at a food festival in Portland, Oregon, they both felt something strong enough to give a long-distance relationship a chance. On today’s show, we track their story as Stacy crosses the country, they court and wed, and eventually move again, this time to New York together. Their biggest fears throughout the process might surprise you. Have a listen to the third of our Power Couples series, quickly becoming our favorite thing so far about 2017.
About Steve Graf
While at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve studied abroad in Italy and fell in love with the European way of life. After college, he moved to Manhattan where he worked for the renowned wine and spirits shop, Sherry-Lehmann. He spent his free time reading a wine atlas and learning everything he could about wine. He left New York to follow his dream of living in California and was hired by E&J Gallo Winery as a San Francisco sales representative. Steve left Gallo to help run Vintage Berkeley, a boutique wine shop in the East Bay. At Vintage Berkeley he tasted wines from around the world, developed his palate and started appreciating the subtleties of the wine business. Seeking to learn more, Steve left to work for South African importer, Cape Classics, where he was first exposed to the supplier side. His fondness for European wines eventually led him to an opportunity to work for French wine importer and pioneer, Martine Saunier at Martine’s Wines. There, he served as the East Bay sales representative and later as Martine’s brand manager. At Steve’s college graduation in Philadelphia, he met Baron, who eventually married Steve’s sister. Steve was then introduced to Noah in San Francisco and the rest is Banshee history. Steve is based in Brooklyn NY and is Vice President of Sales. Find Steve on Instagram.
About Stacy Adimando
Stacy Adimando is a food and travel journalist, editor, and recipe developer, and the current Test Kitchen Director at Saveur magazine. She is the former food editor at Every Day with Rachael Ray and former recipes editor at Food Network Magazine. Stacy is the author of several cookbooks. Her first book was called The Cookiepedia, and she has since gone on to co-author books with chefs from restaurants around the country, including Ox in Portland, Oregon, and Nopalito in San Francisco. Her writing and recipes have been featured in Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes, Vogue, NPR and many other places. You can find out more about her at StacyAdimando.com and on Instagram and Twitter.