Par's passion for wine started when he was working in the service industry in his youth and has since been very fortunate to be able to make a living out of his passion. Over the last 12 years, Par has been working in the international arena as an Export Manager with companies such as The Hess Family Wine Estates and E&J Gallo. Being part of the Pure Wine Co export team is like home to Par. Australia has always had a very special place in his heart and to be back working with some of the best wines in the country makes makes Par's job really easy. When Par isn't drinking wine, he enjoys bike riding, skiing in the alps and playing golf. Par's portfolio favourite is based on value, with Kaesler's Avignon being his top pick!
Tim is a 4th generation Barossa boy, having been born and raised in Angaston it was a natural that he found his way into the wine industry – having worked many of his school holidays in local vineyards and orchids. Tim started in the wines industry as a fresh faced 18 year old in 1993 and has made it his mission to understand the business from the vineyards to the glass, working vineyards, production and sales. Prior to commencing with Pure Wine Co. Tim was the Regional Sales Manager for Asia with Negociants International and prior to that was based in Florida as Negociants USA Southeast Region Manager. Tim is always focused on providing excellent customer service and this combined with his hands-on wine experience and knowledge are a great asset when working in the exciting markets of Oceania - It's one of his many diverse contributions to the Pure Wine Co. team. Tim has a passion for good wine and food - when not immersed in wine (or on a plane) Tim enjoys time with his children, family, and loves to exercise, play sport, explore, or watch his beloved Angaston Panthers and Carlton FC in action.
Brian comes to Pure Wine Co with over 25 years of experience in all aspects of the wine industry. Brian’s first exposure to wine was via the restaurant industry as a Sommelier for some of the best restaurants in both Sacramento and Los Angeles. In 2002, he made the move to NYC to be with his then girlfriend, now wife. Starting as a distributor salesperson with Paramount Brands/Eber Bros, he quickly moved up the chain to originate the position of Wine Portfolio Manager at Atlantic Wines/Spirits selling the high marques from the Moet Hennessy/Diageo Portfolios. Over the next 15 years he worked for multiple suppliers, including: Terlato Wine International, The Hess Collection, Saintsbury Winery, Wine Source Group USA and Folio Fine Wine Partners. In 2008, he achieved the level of Certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers and has been teaching wine courses for the past 25 years. With experience in multiple markets in the USA as well as selling internationally to Canada, the UK, France and Singapore, Brian brings a varied level of market knowledge to the Pure Wine Co. team. He currently lives in Sacramento, CA with his wife Loraine and two sons Charlie / Lucas.