Vice President Sales & Marketing
Favourite Wine Memory
Wow, so many which is probably a sad reflection on my drinking habits. I think these memories are the most powerful & really connect people to a wine & place….if only we could package it we would have loyalty for life with our wines!
For me it has to be South Africa, having lunch overlooking the Stellenbosch Mountains with my then girlfriend, now wife. We drank a lot of local wines….and didn’t drive for a long time afterwards.
I would have to go with Rioja (making me a Tempranillo fan really) and for whites I would say a Semillon/Chardonnay….back to South Africa again
Casper the friendly ghost, although I have always been a bit partial to Oban Whiskey too
I was with Treasury Wine Estates, Constellation Brands, Labatt Breweries & a load of breweries in the UK & Ireland. Before all that I was a buyer at Sainsbury supermarket in England.
Reading all that makes me feel very old.
What Makes You Proud of Canada?
Well they haven’t kicked me out yet, so a very kind government has to be up there.
The thing that constantly amazes me about Canada is that people are proud to live here as well as being proud of their heritage. I have never seen a country before that celebrates both in this way. For me the World Cup is the best example of this. Driving around you see flags on cars from all over the world with one thing in common, there’s always a Canadian flag on display too.
Checkout operator at Sainsbury’s Supermarket…..or “on the pianos” as we used to call it
Proudest Childhood Moment
Beating my Dad at tennis the day before my 13th birthday
Salted Caramels….one is just never enough
Is it cheesy to say my Children? They constantly remind how to be a kid but then put me in my place when I’m out of line.
Polzeath, Cornwall, England…best waves in the country & a ton of great memories
Marillion, Santana, Pink Floyd, Joe Bonamassa, Iron Maiden, Gomez, ACDC, Colin James etc etc & of course a parent’s playlist wouldn’t be complete without some Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Tay Tay & Pitbull
Famous Person You’d Most Like to Meet
Didier Drogba, a Chelsea FC legend & all round decent bloke.
Title of Your Autobiography
“Just give me have a few more minutes please” That way I can try to make it into a trilogy
Questions best answered while drinking wine or spirit of your choosing
“Is it always Port that gives me a hangover, or the fact that I only ever drink it when I’m drunk already?”