You appreciate. They appreciate. Happy Holiday Wine Gifting.

Wine:  it’s an experience and you can wrap it.

Wine retains its rightful place as a gift-of-choice during the holiday season for both giver and receiver. It’s personal, shareable, celebratory and ceremonial, and compliments and enhances any culinary experience. Wine appreciates (if you’re patient and cellar it for another day) and it is a gift of appreciation.

Many of my clients engage me to navigate the vast wine world for them and curate a selection of unique wines that reflect their appreciation for their clients, employees and business partners during the holidays and throughout the year – as well as their own personal requirements for entertaining and cellaring.

You’ll find me where wine is always on duty and needs to make a good impression.

Best wishes for a festive holiday season and a happy new year.



Cornucopia@Whistler, Nov 2018

Looking forward to another year as a presenter at Cornucopia, Whistler’s signature food + drink event.

You’ll find me at these seminars – hope to see you there!

Top Value Wines;

Cabernet Franc: From best-supporting player to leading role;

Chenin Blanc:  Live with style, age with grace;  and

Craft Beer for Wine Lovers


In Vino Veritas

The truth is there is no one way with wine. 

My journey has and continues to lean to experiential learning driven by curiosity and context.   This means face-to-face time with winemakers, wine families, wine exporters, wine consortiums and wine import agents….attendance at global wine events, on trade buying missions, and more.  I’ve also been influenced by many luminaries, past and present, who’ve contributed their knowledge and inspiration through literature (that’s a future blog post).

The over 100 thousand wine enthusiasts I’ve met, face-to-face, to this point in my career in fine wine retail and hospitality, whether they’re consumers, clients or any of the people mentioned above, have shaped my knowledge and understanding.

My wife and many of our friends enjoy wine, wine country, wine culture and cuisine. They’re curious and they want a story. Lucky me.

This is my way with wine.

What’s yours?