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I'm a Vancouver-based wine consultant who writes about wine, presents seminars, hosts events, judges wine competitions, works with restaurants on their wine programs and so on. If you need something along those lines, I can probably help you out.
My background is in running restaurants around Vancouver, most recently managing Gastown's Salt Tasting Room until 2010 when I received the 'Sommelier of the Year' award at the 2010 Vancouver International Wine Festival. I've been profiled by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, run the wine program for an evening at James Beard House in New York and been a tasting panel participant at Wine & Spirits Magazine. I have various certifications and credits through London's Wine & Spirit Education Trust, the Court of Master Sommeliers & the Winemaking Program at UC Davis. My wine column is published every Wednesday in Canada's largest urban weekly, The Georgia Straight.
Clicking on Current Projects will keep you up-to-date on what's keeping me busy these days, my writing ventures can be found over at, well, Writing, while Associates & Friends gives me a chance to shine an oh-so-tiny spotlight on some awesome people I've had the pleasure of working with.
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