Dale was the founder, owner and C.E.O. of Arizona wholesaler Quench Fine Wines from 2003- 2010 and before that the Founder and Managing Director of Arizona wholesaler, Boutique Wines, 1998-2002.
He served as Cellarmaster at the Phoenician Resort 1997-1998 and began his wine career as the sommelier at Anthony’s in the Catalina’s in Tucson, Arizona from 1989-1997. He holds an Advanced Sommelier Certificate from the Court of Master Sommeliers, and has sat but not passed the Master Sommelier exam. Dale lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his loving wife Michelle, daughter Kaitlyn, and Waffles, a dog too smart for his own good. Dale has been known to become emotionally unstable during University of Arizona football and basketball games and he is always searching for a better copy of Scott #REA28 for his stamp collection.
Sales & Witty Banter
When did you join 220? August, 2015
What is your job title? And what does it mean in plain terms? Director of Sales. I am perpetually trying to keep up with it all.
What did you do pre-220? Owned and operated Premier Medical, a mobile diagnostic company
What is your favorite quote? “Press On,” by Calvin Coolidge.
What is the fastest you’ve ever driven? 200 km/hour on the autobahn in my relative’s BMW
What is the highest you’ve ever climbed? The Matterhorn (real one, not Disneyland), 14,692 feet.
Cat or dog person? Dog, hands down. My bff is Leo the Lhasa
Favorite sporting event? The Masters, followed closely by March Madness.
If you could have dinner with just one person, who would it be and why? My wife. I truly love her company and we never run out of things to talk about.
What is your favorite sandwich? Turkey Pastrami Reuben with cole slaw.
A native of Northern California, Sasha was raised in the heart of wine country and developed a love for fermented grape juice at a very early age. While finishing a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology at California State University, Sacramento, she worked in various restaurants and acquired her first formal education on wine.
Upon graduation in 2014, Sasha moved to the heart of Rioja, Logroño, where she became immersed in the wine business while teaching English. Sasha has completed some enology course work at the University of La Rioja and worked odd jobs with multiple wineries, but chose sales as her entry into the wine business. After a recent move to Los Angeles, she is continuing her studies and preparing to take the Introductory Sommelier Exam through the Master Court of Sommeliers. Sasha has been the music director of a radio station and a broadcast DJ, as well as an archivist of photographs for the California Department of Parks & Recreation.