What do you love the most about being in the wine industry?
The Education. I thought about this and what’s remarkable about our industry is that we never stop learning. Someone is always showing me something new and different.
The Satisfaction. I love the sense of completion of projects and having things become successful. There’s a lot of satisfaction and pride when I read, hear, and listen to our wine consultants and customers.
The Lifestyle. Wine is so easy to talk about. You take much of what I mentioned above and then add your family, close friends and to the mix and well – that cocktail is pretty darn great!
The PEOPLE! Isn’t this what life is all about? The people in our industry are incredible. There are so many talented, passionate individuals – not just selling or marketing our wines but in the wine industry as a whole. And in the scope of the business world, we’re a relatively small tribe so the camaraderie we all share is special. I look forward to many more years of learning, sipping, laughing, and smiling while working for QFW.
Describe the all-time best food and wine pairing you’ve ever created.
San Cassiano Amarone Riserva, an excellent red wine from Valpolicella, north east of Italy. Full body red wine, dry but also fruity of taste. Low in tannins. Rich of flavor. Taste of ripe cherries, vanilla and oak. I paired this wine with a delicious steak during the 2018 holidays! I also sip this wine before and after meals.