Initially he found himself drawn to learning more about wine, partly because of his love for the taste of Spanish wine but because he also greatly enjoys the sharing and community aspect of it. ‘You get a big bottle of it and you all share it. It’s not insular, it’s a collective party, a process you go through with friends’.
And after spending some time working amongst friends and learning about wine, he knew he wanted to explore his passion further. Greg eventually took the plunge to travel around Spain to see for himself where his favourite wines were grown and produced and even getting to work in a few Vineyards across the region. After seeing the passion of the wine producers, Greg was eager to get involved in the wine industry and become a trained sommelier, with a goal to make wine more approachable and accessible to people who don’t consider themselves wine connoisseurs.
From his own experiences in restaurants he found that the topic of wine can usually be an intimidating one, as he has seen all too often people feel daunted by wine lingo, leading to them steering clear from trying new things. ‘People have built wine up to be unfathomable and it’s attached to all these words that people have to jump through hoops to understand’. But he believes this really shouldn’t be the case. ‘Wine realistically should be way more approachable and I want people to be trying more things’.