In life there are many milestones to celebrate. Turning twenty might not seem like much, but when it’s the wine business (especially importing and selling) well, it’s kind of like dog years where the real figure is more like eighty!
Twenty years ago, Michael Trembath and Virginia Taylor established Trembath & Taylor. And ten years ago I joined my mentors in this wonderful business. It’s the best job in the world and I consider myself fortunate to be part of it. Yes, I get to travel to Italy and eat and drink great wine whilst visiting incredible places. But more than anything else, it’s the people that make it special.
Ive made my own friendships with the sons of daughters of many of the people that Michael and Virginia established relationships with twenty years ago. On my last trip to Italy I spent more time dining in the homes of our winemakers than I did in restaurants. That’s what this business of wine is about, people.
So how are we going to celebrate our twenty years? By doing something we’ve never done before and all be in Italy together. And who knows, in twenty years time it could be my son working with my friends kids, right Fabio Fantino? That’s after playing for Juventus of course!