James Young, National Sales Manager at Torbreck.
What was your ‘watershed’ wine moment?
I was lucky enough to rent a room in the home of a woman who was a wine distributor. She imported a range of amazing wines and was very generous with the wines and her knowledge of wine in general.
What is the most memorable moment you have experienced during your wine journey?
The year I spent working full time in a Victorian winery was really memorable; getting a full understanding of what it takes to make great wine, from vineyard to seeing the wine in a bottle.
How would you describe your wine collection?
Limited but often involves swaps with mates.
What are you enjoying drinking right now?
Chenin Blanc from Vouvray and Bandol style Rosés. Our Rosé at Torbreck is based around these dry Mataro/Mourvedre style wines. Both wines are great by themselves in the warm weather but even better with seafood at this time of the year.
What do you think the wine industry will see more or less of in 2021?
Hopefully less faulty wines being excused as ‘natural’.
Torbreck is the proud sponsor of Chris Ryan in the Best Sommelier of Australia 2020.