James Boden, Head Sommelier at National Wine Centre of Australia (SA Committee)
|I BECAME A COMMITTEE MEMBER TO:
Interact with likeminded wine folk and work on creating a more inclusive community within South Australia.
|MY BACKGROUND IS:
I have been a Sommelier for the last 9 years working across both Western Australia and South Australia. I got into the Sommelier role by chance and my first job was at Rockpool. Talk about getting thrown in the deep end.
|ONE THING PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT ME IS…
Aside from wine, my background is in middle distance running where I competed nationally as a 400m and 800m runner.
|MY ROLE MODEL IS:
I don’t really have a role model but I take a lot out of watching great hospo people at their jobs. I get a buzz from watching them dance around the floor and that inspires me to be better.
|THE PERFECT MEAL WOULD BE:
Cooking anything with my wife and my family and opening the next bottle we have been waiting to drink. The company is what makes it great, everything else is a bonus.
|WHAT I ENJOY MOST ABOUT BEING A PART OF THE WINE INDUSTRY IS …
Having people want to chat at a party or gathering and always being able to rock up with some good booze.