My life has revolved around wine since the early 1990s as a student of Wine Business at Adelaide University, South Australia. Raised in the premium Southern Vales wine region, my career has taken me across the globe and I have been fortunate enough to visit, experience, and work with some of the world's best winemakers, grapegrowers, world leaders, business visionaries and luxury brands in the category.
Today my focus is to continue to provide guidance, access to networks and connections across the world of wine, with a balance of strategy, leadership, vision and practicality, learned over 25 years in the wine business.
Having a successful career in beverage alcohol also requires an enormous amount of discipline, and discernment. The working life many of us wake to every day - one of endless tastings, restaurant meals, extensive travel and public life can take its toll. Here I hope to share some of my own experiences, learnings and tricks to help others maintain long term health and wellness, while being challenged by the realities of a life tempted by an abundance of excess.
~ Rebecca Hopkins
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