During 20 years in financial services in several countries, it was in Spain over Sherry and Rioja that the wine bug finally took hold. After leaving the financial world in 2008, Derek briefly worked at the LCBO as a buyer and then joined The Vine and Cave Spring Cellars. In 2016 Derek took the leap to start his own agency, based on his love of Sherry and Spanish wine and then the portfolio expanded from there. Derek holds the WSET Diploma and he is a Certified WSET Educator. Other credentials include ‘Official Sherry Educator” (Consejo Regulador DO Sherry), Spanish Wine Educator and French Wine Scholar. The wines in our portfolio are all personal favourites and made by friends who share a common passion for wine, food, terroir, low intervention and care for the vineyard and the environment.
Alex is a collector and enthusiast of great wine, and throughout a career of 25 years in corporate real estate he was able to gain in-depth knowledge of fine wine, with a keen interest in very old vintages. Alex sees himself foremost as a consumer of good wine, and it is this trait that informs his approach to selecting products for All The Right Grapes and its clients; hence he seeks wines that excel in the price/quality proposition, and wines that are wonderful examples of their respective appellations and traditions. Alex joined as a partner in 2017.