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