Liz Nicholson is the wine director at Maialino, the Roman -inspired trattoria in Manhattan's Gramercy Park Hotel. Liz has been running the cellar there for a bit over a year, and in that time she has introduced an innovative thematic by the glass program and intensified the focus of the wine list on the great regional diversity of Italy. Liz brings considerable gusto to everything she does, and it was a pleasure to sit down and talk with her at length about what she is up to during her segment of the Snooth sommelier interview series. With Liz I think you can really sense the drive and sense of fun that is present early on when a great talent gets a chance to take on a wine program of their own. There is an extraordinary happiness that she shares with those around her. Watch for yourself.