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To contact Karl for personal recommendations or assistance please email karl@triphammerwines.com

Hi, my name is Karl, and I am a Winegeek. My personal email is winegeekk@yahoo.com, please don’t spam me. I got addicted to wine while working in the restaurant industry. I took a position as Beverage Director at a private country club in Chicago. After a year of attending wine tastings and researching all things grape, I realized I wanted an environment where I could really learn. Asking around it was obvious what the best option for exposure to the wine industry was….retail. Scary as it was, my career change to retail wine sales was just shy of twenty years ago, and regret has never crossed my mind, not one bit. Every day I get to work with wines from every producer, from every region, from every country on this planet….no, you can’t have my job.