Funnily enough, I was first introduced to the hospitality industry through a bar specialising in craft beer: Brewers & Union on Bree Street in Cape Town. I was working as a dishwasher and was able to work my way up to manage the entire bar from the back of the house to the front of the house.
While working with so many talented colleagues, I became more curious about wine culture. We had wine sommeliers hosting tastings with winemakers at the bar, and through this, I became more interested to learn about wine – the differences between the wines and how to pair wine with food. From there on, I became very passionate about wine and the wine industry.