After studying management at the City and Guilds of London Institute, Gary followed his childhood dream of Motor Racing. A Graduate of the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School and a brief spell racing in Europe, his parents politely suggested he should consider a new career.
A passion for wine took Gary back to school. He attended the Wine and Spirts Education Trust school (WSET) in London taking the levels 2 & 3 gaining distinctions. With a Master Sommelier as a mentor, Gary then enrolled with the Court of Master Sommeliers achieving Certified Sommelier. He has also gained Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society of Wine Educators.
Having various roles from Beverage manager to European Wine Director a promotion in 2012 moved Gary to America. He continues his WSET diploma studies and completed cellar internships in Virginia and Washington State.
Gary now resides in the beautiful State of Maine with his wonderful family, pet dog and a keen interest to improve his English.