I have been in the wine business since 1971, working in a retail wine shop while going to college. My epiphany came when a French wine salesman visited my store. Silver haired, suave, driving a silver Jaguar, he inspired my career. I could work with something I enjoyed. After graduation, I got a job with a small wine wholesaler. Over the years I have worked for an importer and various California wineries. For the last 21 years, I have worked for Ferrari-Carano Winery in Sonoma County.