Office Phone: (503)777-1717
Born in Yakima, WA, the gateway to the Washington wine industry, I pursued a 20+ year career in the restaurant business with restaurants in both Hawaii and Seattle. During my restaurant career, I developed a strong interest in fine wine and started working with both Washington and Italian wines after leaving the restaurant biz. I've now been working with Italian wines since 1992 and started with Dalla Terra in 2001. Aside from my love the wine business, I am very interested in modern and contemporary art - both visual and performance. I have served on several arts boards and enjoy collecting art. I am fortunate to be surrounded by a lot of creativity - both in my personal and professional live.
YOUR SIGN: Peace
FAVE MUSIC ARTIST: Keith Jarrett/Shuggie Otis
FAVORITE COMPOSER: Puccini
FAVORITE PASTA: Tajarin at La Posta in Monforte d'Alba
ITALIAN DESIGNER YOU MOST CLOSELY ASSOCIATE YOURSELF WITH: Carlo Scarpa
MOTOGUZZI, VESPA, FIAT 500, FERRARI, DUCATI OR COLNAGO? Vespa
FAVORITE ITALIAN SAYING:
ITALIAN PARKING STORY:
Did I ever tell you about a Coltibuono customer who had their rental car "valet-parked" at the flea market in Rome? Really!
Was actually 3 meals which ran consecutively starting off with a 5 course lunch at Schiopetto, followed immediately by a 7 course lunch at Doro Princic, which made us a tab bit late for a fabulous 7 course dinner at Ronchi di Cialla. Schiopetto lunch
FAVORITE COFFEE - ILLY or ILLY ? Nespresso
FAVORITE ITALIAN DIRECTOR: Bernardo Bertolucci
MOST PERSONALLY INFLUENTIAL WINES EXPERIENCED:
Domaine Dujac Clos de la Roche 1972 with Jack Chambers