Christine Tarpey

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Christine Tarpey began her career in hospitality at the young age of 15. A Florida native, Tarpey decided to take her love for beverages on the road, and fine tune her skills in the big city lights such as Las Vegas and Dallas. During her travels, she worked under many Master Sommeliers, celebrity chefs, and other beverage professionals, propelling her into a life full of beverage exploration! She soon realized that her passion for learning about trends in the bar world would become an interest to her in many facets, and would soon open the gate to a world full of innovation and collaboration. 

After acting as Beverage Director at a boutique resort for almost a decade, Tarpey recognized there was a huge need for more animation and TLC in the local beverage world as well as the need to exceed the expectations of their guests, she soon responded with solutions and saw her influence begin to impact the community in many ways. Whether it be introducing guests to up and coming crafted wine and spirits, creating a unique and polished approach to service standards, or thinking outside the box with her cocktail creations, she is at the forefront of delivering fully engaging and conceptual experiences for guests and friends alike. When it comes to telling the beverage story from behind the bar, there is no shortage of a custom experience or “themed” influence (this girl loves any excuse to be dressed in character!). 

By mixing together her passion for beverage and decor, along with her expertise in events and deep seeded relationships with local businesses, Better Together Beverage has become the perfect creation for celebrations and drink enthusiasts alike! This one-stop-shop beverage company should be on your radar as your “go-to” when it comes to curating events bars, cocktail seminars, in-house bars, beverage consulting , and so on. Tarpey will always see Better Together Beverage as “a chance to challenge the standard and raise the expectations of the local beverage scene.” But she will ask one thing of you, always save her a glass of bubbles and flash her your best smile!

Meet Christine at these Harvest Wine & Food Festival events:

Better Together Cocktail Seminar presented by Driftwood Wine & Spirits - 10.20.23
Harvest After Dark - 10.20.23
Grand Tasting VIP Tent presented by Brad Dahler of Scenic Sotheby's and Emerald Coast Magazine - 10.21.23
Daytrader Cocktail Brunch presented by the Henry Haus and 360 Blue - 10.22.23