Colin Ross, Wine & Spirits Educator
It all started while bartending in a French bistro and taking a trip to Napa Valley many, many years ago with a visit to Mondavi & Stags’ Leap Winery. From that point on hospitality has been in Colin’s blood. After pursuing his business degree at Simon Fraser University while teaching skiing at Blackcomb Mountain he returned to his roots in restaurants with turns as a partner, general manager, wine director and owner at various restaurants in Vancouver. Presently he owns Tuc Craft Kitchen, located in historic Gastown, Vancouver, BC.
With WSET certifications in Wine Level 3 and Spirits Level 2 (along with ski instructing and coaching certificates lol) Colin is an oenophile with an ever-present thirst for travel, exploring the great outdoors and savouring great food and wine alongside friends and family. Colin credits soccer for teaching him that building and maintaining a happy and cohesive team is a critical element when it comes to achieving success — whether in sports, business or hospitality.