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18 Questions: Introducing Richard Hamilton

Our newest staff addition is a talented young man with a solid background in the wine industry who will be focusing on all things “Wine Club”. We’re in the midst of building out a new facility expressly for the use of Carpe Vino Wine Club members, and Richard Hamilton will be heading up this initiative as Wine Club Director. More about the new clubroom will be coming soon, but Richard will be running programs associated with this ongoing project. He’ll be tasked with driving membership growth and, of course, schlepping wine.

Please join us in welcoming Richard to his new home in the Friendly Confines. Here’s all you need to know about him. . .

1. Position and start date: March 2, 2016

2. Birthplace: Walnut Creek, CA

3. Family: Are you married, engaged, children. . .? Married to my beautiful wife. We have an amazing daughter.

4. How did you get started in the hospitality business; where else have your worked? I started working in the Clos du Bois tasting room while finishing my Communications degree and Film Studies Minor at Sonoma State University. I fell in love with wine during this time and continued working in Clos du Bois tasting room while also working for Buena Vista, which happens to be the oldest commercial winery in CA. After that I found a new opportunity for growth and spent more than five years traveling the US opening and managing airport wine bar locations for Vino Volo.

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