Pieter Olree

PieterKiwi sales rep Pieter Olree became interested in wine when visiting a small vineyard while living in Slovenia. Eager to get started on his sommelier certification, he’s also a avid beer drinker. A few more questions for Pieter…

What do you think is the most versatile wine?

Any wine coming out of Burgundy.

Any interest in owning your own vineyard or winery one day?

I was once told that it’s easy to make wine while incredibly difficult to make great wine. Of course, that’s what I would want to make, but I just don’t have the patience. So no interest in owning my own. Besides – too much great juice out there to settle one just one winery.

What is your favorite food and wine combination?

Champagne and oysters.

What wine to you think is underrated?

Carmenere.

Got a favorite beer or cocktail?

Too many beers to list them all. Pliney the Elder, The Yeti, Mocha Wednesday, San Regal from Cascade.

Who are you more like:  Miles or Jack from the movie Sideways?

Neither. Both had way too many issues.

If you could pick another career or job, what would it be?

Mega Millions Lottery winner.

Be honest – will White Zin ever make a comeback?

I hope not.

Email Pieter at Pieter@kiwidistributing.com