Raymond Chan, Wine Reviewer, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Wellington

Born, Bred, Schooled

Born, bred and schooled in Dunedin

First wine industry job

Wine Advisor, Wilson Neill, Wellington - 1989

First real (full time) job (outside of school/uni holidays)

Waiter, Chan's Garden Restaurant, Dunedin

Career Highlight

Leaving a business with support staff and going out on my own! Wine Director at Pinot Noir 2001 was a buzz too

Cat? Dog?

Cat, but my partner Sue would prefer us with a dog. She wins!

Desert island wine and food.

Chateau d'Yquem and chocolate, not necessarily together, but I'll manage

Mentor/Influencer

Jose Hernandez for people skills, John Comerford for wine assessment approach

Dinner table companions, dead or alive

My partner Sue, with anyone in the wine industry

Greatest achievement

Staying alive following a cancer scare

New Zealand wine industry needs...

A fun and positive approach

If you weren't working in the wine industry, what would you be doing?

Eating and drinking (moderately)

One thing about you people might be surprised to learn?

I've only burnt rice three times, all on the same night, cooking for Bob Campbell

If you had the day off tomorrow what would you like to do.

Go out for mountain bike ride, then head off for a long lunch progressing to a long dinner

Connections:

T:    https://twitter.com/#!/winenoter

LI:    http://nz.linkedin.com/pub/raymond-chan/26/431/464

Web: www.raymondchanwinereviews.co.nz

 


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