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Brian Downey

Brian Downey, from Sportsman's Fine Wines & Spirits, is passionate about the food and wine industry; he has an uncanny ability to pair people and wine. Customers rave about Brian's service and assistance with wine selection and food pairings. His many accomplishments reflect his passion for the industry. He is a Certified Specialist of Wine and a Certified Specialist of Spirits from the Society of Wine Educators. He attended Scottsdale Culinary School, and has over 20 years experience in the restaurant industry, in the kitchen, behind the bar, and in service. His palate and personality have him teaching private classes, managing cellar inventories and appraisals when he's not working at Sportsman's. As an avid Napa Valley aficionado, he assists in booking trips with car services, hotels, restaurants, and winery tours. His enthusiasm brings an awesome addition to Around the World in Glass. If you have a question for Brian, please email it to