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Wine Experts

Don, Level 2 Sommelier


What do you love most about wine?


I love that with wine, it is not just about the taste of the product… it is about the experience. When working in the wine industry, you find that it encompasses many things ranging from agriculture, travel, food, and culture. 


What are your top 3 favorite wine styles?


That is a difficult question to answer… and that answer changes every day! I would have to say my favorites currently are: Bordeaux, Rioja, and Loire Valley.


What is your favorite wine region?




Why do you love working at Macadoodles?


I love sharing my wine experiences with our customers and hearing theirs. Every person has their own distinct palate, preferences, and stories to tell. As a result of my discussions with our customers, my coworkers, and Macadoodles’ suppliers, I learn something new everyday. It’s as much about people as it is about wine for me. I love my job!


Colin, Operations Manager


What do you love most about wine?


I love the endless amount of learning in the wine industry. History, geography, science… and you  can always learn more. Also, rather than matching my food with wine, I look to select my wine first and prepare a dish at home that pairs perfectly. This allows me to incorporate my passion for culinary arts as well.


What are your Top 3 favorite wine styles?


Barolo, White Burgundy, Pinot Noir (both domestic & burgundian)


What is your favorite wine region?


Domestic: Santa Lucia Highlands, International: Northern Italy


Why do you love working at Macadoodles?

I spent the first part of my career in hospitality, managing local restaurants. Macadoodles incorporates that kind of customer service in a retail setting. That style of service wasn’t found in Springfield before we arrived. Since day one, we have been winning customers over for that very reason.


Gabriel, Wine Room Manager









What do you love most about wine?


When you work in the world of wine, every day is a learning experience. With every sip of wine, you can increase your understanding of other cultures and truly taste a piece of history. You may never be able to physically travel to all of the wine-growing regions of the world, but you can be swiftly transported with each new bottle of wine across both time and space.


What are your Top 3 favorite wine styles?


Pinot Noir (Monterey County, CA)

GSM Blends (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre)

Vouvray (Chenin Blanc from Loire Valley, France)


What is your favorite wine region?


The southern central coast of CA, specifically Monterey and Paso Robles. The cool coastal winds blowing through Monterey produce a nice fruit-driven Pinot Noir, with subtle spice. Paso Robles provides some deep, jammy cabernets that prove to be especially smooth.


Why do you love working at Macadoodles?


The people! Macadoodles is like a family in many ways, and not just the staff. We’ve got the shy introverts that would rather not be bothered; the loud, half-drunk uncle (you know who you are); and of course all of us caught somewhere in between. No matter who you are in this crazy family, you are welcomed and accepted with open arms.