Brian Robinson

Brian got his first taste of real wine in 1985 as a High School exchange student in Vanves, a suburb just south of Paris. He then spent six months in France as a college student, including an internship at Aire Liquide in Nanterre, a gritty, industrial suburb west of Paris. There, he drank Côtes-du-Rhônes daily at lunch with the truck drivers and warehousemen at the canteen. He often subsequently napped during the afternoon delivery loops with drivers who were hauling tons of hazardous gasses around La Belle Paris.