Over 30 plus years experience in every aspect of the wine business. Previous experience includes National Sales Manager for a family Napa Valley winery estate, distributor management in 3 states, National Sales Manager for Stone Creek Wines, the largest negociant and private label wine producer in California, Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wines, Certified Cellar Master, packaging experience and closure specialist with Tetra Pak (Novatwist), and Scholle Packaging (ZORK Closures), PET bottle production and sales.
Certified Cellar Master: Neiman Marcus Wine School
Certified Specialist of Wine: Society of Wine Educators
Certified Sommelier: Court of Master Sommeliers
Judging Certification: U.C. Davis
International Wine Judge: IWSC
Certified Wine Judge: Trophee International Du Beaujolais, Lyon France
Step By Step Winemaking Certificate: U.C. Davis
Winemaking Basics: Culinary Institute of America
Sommelier: The Sommelier Company, Los Angeles, CA
Yes that's me and the late, great Monsieur Paul Bocuse. Travel, tasting and working in most of the primary wine producing regions of the world has given me a unique perspective on wine, wine consumers and what makes wine more approachable.