Gin-slinging, champagne-guzzling, cigar-chomping, intrepid wine-dude Pete has been in the wine trade for 15 years. In that time he has sold wine, whisky and decent smokes to the weird and wonderful people of Scotland through shops in the Oddbins wine and spirits chain, several food festivals and, more recently, Inverarity One to One which has been called Glasgow’s best wine shop.
Pete also writes the wine column in the Sunday Herald, one of Scotland’s national newspapers and this enables him to comment on the quality and ranking of wine stores and recommend items from their stock.
With Inverarity One to One, part of Inverarity Morton wholesalers, he is Retail Sales Manager with buying responsibilities that include wines from Germany, Greece and “anywhere that's weird” as well as cigars, which are his other passion (not to mention white wines from Burgundy). He has been to Cuba twice, once with Hunters and Frankau which included visits to the plantations at Pinar del Rio and a few of the cigar factories, notably Partagas and H. Upmann.