I was born and raised in the culinary and coastal city of Lima during the golden era of Peruvian Soccer. I moved to the US shortly after finishing high school where I built a career in the hospitality industry working through all positions in fine dining in Miami & New York until I eventually crossed over to wholesale for many years before joining The Sorting Table.
Where have you lived?
Lima, Peru; Miami Beach, FL; NYC, NY;
VW Super Beatle with a sound system that cost more than the car…
How did you start in the wine business?
I caught a lucky break because the Head Sommelier at The Grand Bay Hotel did not want to work Sunday’s.
Best concerts of your life
Rolling Stones with Van Halen as an opening band; AC/DC; Jane’s Addiction when they were the opening band for Iggy Pop in 1988
After tasting wine all day I want to drink a…
If I can find it, Rodenbach Crand Cru Belgium Beer
After staring at a computer all day I want to drink a…
What puts the biggest smiles on your face?
Fantastic wine experience
First time I had Emidio Pepe Montepulciano 1985
Last bottle of wine of wine you ever want to drink
While on the wine route I love to…
Favorite vacation spot
Fresh: Robiola di Roccaverano Aged: Parmigiano Reggiano
Great food & wine pairing
Spicy Thai food & aged Piesporter Goldtropfchen Auslese
If you won the lottery…
I’d start drinking all the Grand Cru Burgundy that I can’t really afford today while following all the best soccer played in cities with 3 Michelin Star Restaurants.