About The Blog
Welcome to my site! My name is Lee and I've been in the beverage alcohol industry since 1996 when I obtained a brewing degree from the American Brewers Guild. Since then, I have served in all facets of the beer, wine and spirits industries with positions in production, retail sales, restaurant service, brand management, marketing, sales and education. I received an MBA degree in 2001 from Thunderbird, School of Global Management. In 2006, I formed Wine Know Productions, an event company, as a consumer resource for more accessible wine (and food pairing) education and entertainment. I've been certified by The French Wine Society and The Wine Academy of Spain to teach their curriculum and in 2013 received my diploma (Level IV) from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Currently, I serve as Director of Portfolio Management and Education for Winesellers Ltd., a national wine importer in the USA based in Niles, IL.
Though I don't have time for the event company, serves as a creative outlet for me to report on all things vinous - agronomy, enology, tasting, sales, marketing, commercialization, trends, etc. Take some time to explore the blog, read something interesting, and feel free to reach out if you would like to discuss any topic within.