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.
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
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.
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 winedirect.com.au Tasting Panel to help select the wines we stock and as a wine judge for Wine Showcase Magazine.
I came to winedirect.com.au 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.
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!