Your Host: Shaughn Jenkins
Shaughn Jenkins is an internationally-based wine professional who most recently has helped to run a successful Central Otago cellar door & dabbles in Sommelier duties from time to time.
Nowadays he spends his time writing for Through the Cellar Door & other publications, print & online, with his favourite drink in hand.
Shaughn's passion is to talk about wine for a living, and to pass on his obsessive interest and knowledge of wine to every person he meets.
Wine education is a big part of this, whether it's been educating the steward staff of Air New Zealand, hosting wine events and tastings, or just yarning on at the local bars about this magical beverage.
Shaughn was nominated as Finalist and Runner-Up at the New Zealand Young Wine Professional of the Year Competition 2015 & holds the WSET Level 3 certification in Wine.
He is also a member of several Sommelier & Wine Clubs internationally and participates in food and wine events across New Zealand and Australia.
Currently one of only 200 featured users worldwide on wine review app 'Vivino', which has over 30 million users.
"In my short time educating folks about wine, I have had the great pleasure in introducing the drink to many first time wine drinkers starting at square one, to hit back and forth with winemakers, judges and Masters of Wine, as well as teach wine to flight attendants and members of the Saudi Royal family alike!
You never know who might fall in love with the wine you pour, or how much they might be excited to learn about the producer/region, so sharing my own passion is half the fun of my day to day job!
The other half, you see, is helping others find or build upon their own love for wine which in turn benefits the whole wine industry and our own enjoyment of the magical beverage of wine.
With this website, I hope to share my own learnings, bit by bit, as well as learn more myself, so if you ever have a wine topic you'd like to learn more about, please feel free to contact me.