Sommelier’s pick: A ribeye’s perfect pairing from B&B Butchers’ Lexey Johnson

Who: Lexey Johnson, sommelier at B&B Butchers and Restaurant

Background: After five years spent working at Vino Vino in Austin, Johnson returned to her hometown of Houston and soon landed her current posting. Her now husband, Eric, a chef when they met, steered her toward wine, thinking “it had the potential to be much more than a hobby.” A Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, she’s studying for her Advanced Somm status with the ultimate goal of becoming a Master.

What: 2013 Donatella Cinelli Colombini Brunello di Montalcino

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