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.|