Working as a Innovation leader of the energy and resources practice at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, in the Washington, DC, metro area, Tomas Diaz de la Rubia works on market-changing innovations in the energy sector. Prior to joining Deloitte, he worked as deputy director for science and technology at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). When not in the office, Tomas Diaz de la Rubia enjoys wine tasting, and in November, he received an induction into the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, which is a private Burgundy wine enthusiasts club.
Established in 1934, the Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin is based in France. The club, translated to Brotherhood of the Knights of the Wine-Tasting Cup, maintains chapters worldwide. However, due to its headquarters in France, many of the ceremonial titles are in French.
Each year, the group hosts a Tastevinage session for its members to sample wine. The 2014 event, held on September 5, included 454 wines sampled by 220 wine industry professionals and other wine enthusiasts. Maxime Grunet, France’s best young sommelier in 2013 and head wine-waiter at the Hostellerie du Chapeau Rouge in Dijon, cohosted the event.