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Jesse Collins

Retail & Experience Manager

 

Nickname:

Jess
 

Where did you grow up:

Originally from Winnipeg but grew up in the Lower Mainland of BC
 

Where did you go to school:

Holy Cross High School in Surrey, BC
 

What is your education:

Studied the Wine and Spirit Education Trust at The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts in Vancouver

 

What do you do at Black Hills?

I am the wine shop manager. I over see the day to day operations of our wine experience centre and ensure memorable experienes for every guest who walks in the door.

What do you do before?

Before moving to Osoyoos I worked for Everything Wine Morgan Crossing. I absolutely loved there, great people and great wines.

How long have you been here?

Since 2012.

Where are you from, originally?

I was born in Winnipeg Manitoba, moved around a bit and then settled in the Lower Mainland where I grew up.

Stelvin or cork?

As long as the wine’s good, it doesn’t matter.

Red, white, bubbles or rose

All but admittedly I drink a majority of bubbles and white at home.

What’s your favourite grape?

Pass.

If you could acquire a skill or talent with the snap of a finger, what would it be? 

I would speak every language known to man

Secret talent or achievement or skill people might not know you have?

I can throw a wicked football

Sweet or salty? 

Salty. I love crisps.

Favourite dish to eat?

I love tapas because picking just one thing for me is impossible.

Favourite pairing ever?  

Beer & Tacos

Favourite Black Hills wine other than NB?

Chardonnay & Syrah.

Guilty pleasure? 

Bread