“We’re Bringin’ Aussie Back!”
Seated & guided tasting with Chris Rowe & Marcus Hanson
Wednesday, February 28, 6:30-8pm, $10* (free for members)
Wines from Australia with Chris Rowe from Old Bridge Cellars and our own Marcus Hanson.
Chris began his career in the hospitality industry while attending Boston University for his Hotel and Restaurant Management Degree. He moved to Chicago in 1990 where he worked for Lettuce Entertain You Restaurant Group. While in Chicago his interest turned to wine where he began his studies at the Chicago Wine School.
Upon moving to Denver he worked for the California Café and established a wine school for public wine education, later expanded to The Seasoned Chef, then wine educator for City Wine. Chris’s career with Southern Wine & Spirits began in 2001 as the Director of Education and worked for 4 & 1/2 years at Southern Wine & Spirits of Colorado as both the Director of Education and Vice President of the American division. After thirteen years in the restaurant business, extensive travel, as well as a dedication to the court of Master Sommelier Program (of which he has reached the advanced level) he dedicated his interests full time to Wine and Spirits education and sales.
It was with Southern that Chris became acquainted with the wines of Old Bridge Cellars, its winemakers, and families. He is now charged with overseeing the full-time sales, promotion and education of that portfolio all over America.