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Real People - Real Wine

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  1. Mark Pradun - Managing Director

    Mark Pradun - Managing Director

    My love of a good drop began some 25 years ago whilst working in and subsequently managing retail liquor stores.

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  2. Matt Wallace - Buyer & Sales Manager

    Matt Wallace - Buyer & Sales Manager

    I likes most things wine, from dusting an ancient bottle of Blue Nun with a feather tickler to drinking expensive booze that my mates have bought.

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  3. Mark Bracken - Wine Guru

    Mark Bracken - Wine Guru

    I'm a six foot two ex-Rugby player of Irish extraction with a deep love of northern European aromatic whites. I may look like I should be necking hearty reds from a bladder yet I have a cellar full of Riesling. I stopped playing rugby and swapped probing front rowers bottoms with my proboscis, finding much more pleasurable olfaction by pointing said proboscis at a glass of wine instead.

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  4. Ali Kerr - Wine Lover

    Ali Kerr - Wine Lover

    After years of working in professional services I moved into the wine industry and have been working with Wine Direct ever since. Being able to combine my love of wine and customer service, is a dream role
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  5. Phil Manser - Vigneron and Mad Man

    Phil Manser - Vigneron and Mad Man

    I was always bound for the wine industry. My father had a healthy supply of D'Arenberg reds from the mid-70s to ween me on and I lived a short walk down the road from three wine shops, I had no hope!

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  6. Darryl Pratt - Wine Guru

    Darryl Pratt - Wine Guru

    I’ve always worked in hospitality, my first job was running plates and cleaning out bars at a hotel in the Adelaide foothills. I saw how much fun the bar tenders had and knew that was the job for me. From there, it has developed into a career, if you think you can call drinking wine a career! The interesting thing to me about wine is no two bottles are exactly the same, and there is always something new to experience.
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  7. Alice Mudie - Partner Relations Manager

    Alice Mudie - Partner Relations Manager

    As a young girl I used to sit with my Dad when he opened up a bottle of wine, trying to pick up on the flavours, textures and aromas.

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  8. Dan O'Connell - Sales

    Dan O'Connell - Sales

    My love of food and wine was born out of my experiences running restaurants and bars all across the country. After settling back in Adelaide I have had the opportunity to taste literally thousands of new wines, both on the Tasting Panel to help select the wines we stock and as a wine judge for Wine Showcase Magazine.

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  9. Elspeth Love - Sales Consultant

    Elspeth Love - Sales Consultant

    My first taste of wine seems like yesterday when Dad described to us four kids how the wine smelt like mushrooms, berries and dirt.

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  10. Adam Hollinshead - Chief Digital Officer

    Adam Hollinshead - Chief Digital Officer

    I came to via video game development. Perhaps not the most natural progression but when you consider that previous to video game development I worked at the old Fassina owned Somerton Liquor Barn on Oaklands Road in Somerton Park, it starts to make a little more sense.

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  11. Geoff Barker - Sales

    Geoff Barker - Sales

    My family own property in the Barossa, and having worked and lived in McLaren Vale and the Clare Valley, I have a genuine love for all things wine (you could say that it's in my blood).

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  12. Ross Millard - Sales

    Ross Millard - Sales

    Left school to follow a football dream, wrangled a job in a bank, specialised in credit cards, then production of plastics and statements (bulk), head hunted by Post and now I specialise in the delivery of fine wine!

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