Banshee & Valkyrie Selections
Clint Sloan is currently the Southeast Sales Manager for Banshee & Valkyrie Selections and lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Born in New York City and raised in Connecticut Clint decided to head south to attend the College of Charleston in 1996 where he studied computer and political science. It was here that Clint found his true passion, wine. He started as a bus boy at McCrady’s Restaurant in 1999 and eventually became Beverage Director in 2005.
Clint is a four time (’04, ’05, ’07, ’09) southeast regional semi-finalist in the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommelier Competition. In 2008 and 2009 Clint was awarded scholarships from Cru Carneros and The Guild of Sommelier’s Education Foundation respectfully. Clint was named three years in a row (’09, ’10, ’11) as Charleston’s Best Sommelier by The Charleston City Paper. In 2010 Clint became an Advanced Sommelier and in 2011 was named by Food & Wine as one of the top sommeliers in the country. In 2011 Clint was named by BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Critic’s Pick for the City’s Best Sommelier.
In 2012 after opening Husk Restaurant Clint took a position as Regional Sales Manager for Skurnik Wines out of NYC mostly focusing on the Terry Theise Estate Selections. In 2015 he accepted a position with Kysela Père et Fils to return back to Charleston where he first met his wife and where his heart truly is. In June 2016 he took the position he now holds as Southeast Sales Manager for Banshee and Valkyrie Selections which focuses on small production California wines and imports out of Spain and France.