Thursday, April 19, 2012
Peter Wilkins with International Beverage Company
will be hosting a Scotch Tasting at
The Wine and Cheese Place
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105 314.727.8788
Reservations required - click here
$15 / person
Wednesday, May 9 (6pm - 7:30pm)
Here is what we will taste -- this is an amazing line up of scotches!!!
Scottish Leader ....$14.99
Deanston 12 yr...$45.99
Info on Peter Wilkins:
Peter Wilkins has 40 years of wine and spirits experience, including five years in Napa Valley working directly for wineries, 15 years owning a specialized wine and spirits distributorship in Chicago and six years owning an import company in Kansas City. He is nationally regarded as an expert, particularly in the single malt whisky field but also in wines and spirits in general.
Over the last 25 years, Peter has worked extensively throughout much of the United States but has particularly strong connections and relationships in California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland/District of Columbia, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.
In 2003, Peter founded Artisanal Distillates, Inc., an import company specializing in handcrafted spirits. He went on to develop the sales, distribution, marketing and consultancy side of the business with clients such as The Alchemist, Arran Distillers, Blackwood Distillers, Death’s Door Spirits, Douglas Laing & Company, G’Day Imports and International Beverage Company (IBC).
Peter established Barrique Wine Company in 1984 as a distributor of fine wines and spirits, becoming the sole importer of Springbank Single Malt Scotch and, in 1987-88, the number one Oregon wine market. He represented a number of small California and Oregon estate wineries such as Laurel Glen, Schafer Vineyards, Bonny Doon and Eyrie Vineyards. Peter also developed a French wine portfolio, with emphasis on Burgundy, with estates such as DeVogue, Chevillon and Verget. He grew the company to $2.5 million with 15 employees. In 1999 he oversaw the transfer of Barrique Wine Company to Vin Divino and was responsible for the French wine importation and development of an artisanal spirits portfolio.
As owner of Grapevine Consultants in Napa Valley from 1979 to 1984, Peter was an importer of French wines and exporter of California wines to France and a sales and marketing consultant. He was on the faculty of Foremost McKesson’s Academy of Sommeliers in San Francisco. He conducted French wine education seminars at venues such as Tante Marie’s in San Francisco and taught wine classes at Meadowood Country Club in Napa, Sheraton Hotels in Los Angeles and Camelback Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. Peter created and promoted a UK-California wine tour that involved the promotion and education of California wines to consumers and trade in the United Kingdom.
Prior to 1979, Peter worked for a number of wineries in California and wine and spirits importers in the United Kingdom.
Currently residing in the Kansas City area, his knowledge and experience in the fields of wine and spirits continues to evolve in his pursuits of all things relating to food and wine.