Joe entered the wine industry after a 35 year career in high tech. He’s certified as a Level 3 professional by the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and is currently studying toward his Diploma in Wine. He’s traveled to domestic and international wine regions including Bordeaux and The Rhone Valley in France, Tuscany and Piedmont in Italy, and many AVAs in the United States. Joe has also consulted on wine menus for large events such as weddings and hosted wine tastings for corporate events and personal parties. Joe is a partner and board member of the Napa Valley Wine Academy.