Wine Industry Knowledge

Having worked harvest in both Burgundy and California, John has hands-on experience with the production process. He understands the complex set of relationships in the beverage industry and the heavy risk that growers and producers face. In addition, as the founder and writer of a popular blog, Twitter feed, and Facebook page, John has learned first hand the rapid growth of direct-to-consumer marketing and social media strategies in the wine and beverage industry. These diverse experiences allow John to provide meaningful legal and business advice tailored to alcohol beverage clients.  


Healdsburg, CA – 2011 Harvest Intern

Domaine Lucie et Auguste Lignier
Morey-St. Denis, France – 2011 Harvest Intern

Maison Le Grappin
Savigny-lès-Beaune, France – 2011 Harvest Intern


France / Germany July – September 2011
Met with close to fifty wineries in Champagne, Burgundy, Northern Rhone, the Loire Valley, and the Mosel, including:

Champagne:  Salon, Jacques Selossse, Charles Heidsieck / Piper Heidsieck, Pierre Gimmonet.
Burgundy:  Dom. Henri Gouges, Dom. Anne Gros
N. Rhone:  Dom. Clape, Thierry Allemand, Dom. Jamet, Herve Souhaut
Loire:  Bernard Baudry, Charles Joguet, Dom. Huet
Mosel:  Willi Schaeffer, Karthäuserhof, Peter Lauer, Immich-Batterieberg


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