Vine Arts is comprised of two young wine lovers, Jesse Willis and Jeff Jamieson. We are on a mission to stick a cork in wine snobbery and make wine fun, interesting and approachable. Through our company, Vine Arts Enterprises, we are looking to change the face of wine in our home base of Calgary, Alberta. For more on our company check out the website at http://www.vinearts.ca.
In his relatively short time in the business Jesse has established himself as one of Calgary’s top wine professionals. After graduating from the International Sommelier Guild’s diploma program in 2008, Jesse went on to become an ISG instructor, teaching wine education courses at SAIT. Jesse has worked at many of Calgary’s top wine boutiques and has consulted for some of Calgary’s top restaurants. In addition to being the co-owner and general manager of Vine Arts Wine and Spirits, Jesse serves as the wine director at Taste restaurant.
Jesse’s passions include Crossfit, wine geekery, food and writing.
Originally from Regina, Saskatchwan, Jeff moved west in 2002 to open downtown Calgary’s Saltlik Restaurant where he served as general manager. Jeff is one of Calgary’s many campaigners and believes that the City is on the verge of becoming one of Canada’s great food and wine destinations. As the proud co-owner of Vine Arts he is fulfilling his life long dream of owning his own business.
Jeff’s passions include learning and teaching about wine, the Riders, foie gras and Champagne.
Feel free to drop Jeff a line at Jeff@vinearts.ca