Derek Lustig

Derek Lustig

LI Brand Ambassador
WSET Level II

Most memorable wine I’ve ever tried: A glass of Gran Reserva Rioja in San Sebastián. Memorable because of the company, the experience, and also the price, €2.00!

The most random job I’ve ever had: I worked a few ESL/IEM events, with a German company from Köln, as a freelancer. That’s competitive ESports. I was able to travel to Shanghai for my first event, a Starcraft 2 tournament at a massive event center. A very cool experience, that showed me that the rise of ESports is for real.

What I do for Lieb: I am the Long Island Brand Ambassador for Lieb Cellars and Bridge Lane Wine. Kind of a hybridized roll of outside sales, account management, and brand ambassadorship.

Perfect Pairing: Good wine, close friends, and vibrant conversation.

Travel Destination: I love Europe. So many different takes on modern life. But, Japan is still top of my To Go list. One day…