Full name and nickname
George Bidewell James AKA Jorge
Where did you grow up
Where did you go to school
University of Manchester, UK
What is your education
Degree Honours Hispanic Studies 2001
Chartered Accountant 2010
How long have you been here?
Where are you from, originally?
What’s the best Black Hills event you have been to and why?
Midsummer Night’s Dream – it’s relaxed. It’s hot, aqualillies are amazing. You do feel like you are in Miami. And I wore a banana shirt.
Top 3 BC wines other than Black Hills?
Painted Rock Icon
What’s your favourite grape?
When you are not at Black Hills working, what are you doing?
Going for walks with my wife & dog.
Pets or kids?
Pets – Dog named Oakie, and Alastair and Salty the cats, plus 60 fish – in a pond
What vacation spot is at the top of your bucket list?
What’s your fav country?
If you could acquire a skill or talent with the snap of a finger, what would it be?
Reading women’s minds
Secret talent or achievement or skill people might not know you have?
I speak 4 languages and have visited 60 countries
Watch sports/activity or do them?
If so, which sport? Watch all sports. Play squash and golf in summer.
Sweet or salty?
Head chef or diner?
Cook. Wing it not cookbook.
If you cook, favourite dish to cook?
Fish – halibut. Baked
Favourite dish to eat?
Favourite pairing ever?
Foie Gras & Sauternes
Most memorable meal?
My wedding rehearsal dinner at the former Amante Bistro in Penticton, cooked by chef Abul Adame
Favourite Black Hills wine other than Nota Bene?
Cellar Hand Red
Android or iPhone?
Genius scan & snipping tool
Stelvin or cork?
Red or white?