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"Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life".  These words, scotch taped on an over-sized sheet of white paper on the back of the exit door, haunted me every night as I left the small little office my wife and I had rented in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia.  Several months earlier I had been the Chief Operating Officer of a publishing company in Connecticut when the company was sold, the music stopped, and I didn't have a chair. 

I was doing the networking, interviewing and schmoozing necessary to land the next "C" level opportunity (no one at that level ever gets a job it's an "opportunity"). The process was complicated by non compete clauses, a poor economy, and my advanced age (yes I'm over 50).  But having started three companies in my career, I was itching to do it again, and this time I was determined to combine my lifelong passion for wine with all those acquired skills in marketing, editorial content creation, web site design, online training, customer service, and financial management. 

So with a lot of support and encouragement from my wife, family and friends, in August, 2011, was born - and I "chose" the job of Chief Cork Officer and once again had my C level position.

The mission for is simple - make learning about wine fun and convenient.  Yes there is a lot of information available on the Internet, and a lot of good information at that.  But brings it together in one place, organized in a manner that lets you embark on a program of continuous wine education.

Well that's the complete history of the humble beginnings of  We hope you will visit us often and leave knowing more about wine than when you arrived.



Brian Gurnham

Brian Gurnham
Chief Cork Officer CSW (That would be Certified Specialist of Wine)


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