Hey, there! I am a certified sommelier and Certified Specialist of Wine with 21 years of experience serving wineries in emerging wine regions, with experience in wines made from vinifera, cold hardy, and native grape varieties. My wine career began in 2002 as a packaging and an oak barrel/alternatives supplier, and I’ve served the eastern U.S., Midwest U.S., Washington State, and all of Canada for Tonnellerie Cadus (and now AnA Selection, The Oak, and Clayver) since 2015.
I have served since 2016 on the board of the Michigan Wine Collaborative and am currently the President of the Board of Directors, helping to garner support for the Michigan wine industry and promote Michigan wines throughout the state and on the world wine stage.
I have contributed as a Michigan correspondent for Press Fraction (formerly known as The Cork Report) and co-founded #openlocalwine, a free promotional event for emerging wine regions in 2020 and 2021 to raise awareness of emerging wine regions and encourage local wine purchases during the pandemic, with Press Fraction’s Lenn Thompson.
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WHAT I DO
French and American Oak Barrels
Tonnellerie Cadus and AnA Selection French oak barrels and puncheons for wine. The Oak Cooperage American oak barrels for wine and whiskey.
Clayver Ceramic Amphorae
Clayver is a ceramic container designed for fermentation, storage, and aging. Elevate your wines without interference from tannins or oak aromas.
Volunteering In & Supporting Emerging Regions
Supporting the Michigan wine industry since 2016; currently serving as President of the board of directors and Grants/Funding Chair of the Michigan Wine Collaborative and Vintage Michigan. Join us here. Together we can make Michigan a part of the world wine conversation.
Supporting the Virginia Winemakers Research Exchange and Finger Lakes Wine Alliance as a supplier to the Virginia and New York wine industries.
Marketing & events for emerging regions
Co-founder of #openlocalwine emerging region wine promotional event with Press Fraction’s Lenn Thompson. Driving over $69,000 in sales for emerging region wineries in 2020 and 2021 during the pandemic.
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