John's first wine-related "Eureka moment" was a visit to Moss Wood and Margaret River in the early 1990s. He loved it so much, he stayed a whole year.
Like so many others, his first break in the U.K. wine trade was a stint with Oddbins. Having taken his wine exams John joined Michael Morgan, working through the ranks to become Sales Director.
For over a decade from 2002 John was Sales Director of Fortitude Wines. He is now doing the same job here at The Wine Fusion, where he is also busy working on the development of our new French portfolio, including top-notch producers from Champagne, Burgundy, the Rhone and Provence.
In his spare time John can be found cultivating his love of all things culinary. No strange and eclectic cooking device on ebay is deemed too unusual for his vast collection. He pickles, cures, salts, bakes, braises and grills with gusto.
Loves: Feisty, independent producers with passion in their hearts and a spring in their step.
Hates: Faceless, dull wines that offer nothing special to the consumer - sadly all-too common these days. Trying to change that has become a personal mission.