After graduating from Indiana University with a Master of Music Performance, Dimitri worked as an educational instructor for almost a decade. In conjunction with teaching, his love for the sultry sounds of a saxophone, drew him to many outlets including performance, musical sales and consulting in the Chicago area.
Never giving up his musical passion, he did decide to jump at an opportunity to help friend and multi-business owner, Moishe Mana, grow his moving and storage empire. While working mainly with Mana Fine Arts, he was promoted often in his 20 year tenure and relocated to cities like New York, LA, Chicago and now, New Jersey.
Along the way, perhaps inspired by his icons, Miles Davis and John Coltrane, coupled with his fondness of reading, he acquired a deep appreciation for wine.
Joining Jersey City Wine Storage, formerly known as Mana Wine, in 2014, he manages all cellar inquiries, inventory management, as well as, client relations. With superior leadership skills, he plays a vital role in overseeing all operational and logistical duties and responsibilities.
Bucket List Wine Destination: Piedmonte, Italy (during white truffle season)
Favorite Food & Wine Pairing: Black Spaghetti, Fennel, Jalapeños and Bottarga paired with Egon Müller, Scharzhofberger Riesling Spätlese
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After living out his first 13 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina, his family relocated to the outskirts of New York City to begin a new journey. Jose, a friendly, passionate and hardworking individual, adjusted to his new surroundings and quickly excelled. He is a devoted Real Madrid fan and all around sports enthusiast.
Also joining our team in 2014, he comes to us with cellar experience. For 3 years, he worked for an extremely high-volume wine storage company with a client base just under 600. His professionalism and dedication to provide excellent customer service, led him to become our face-to-face contact during daily pick-ups and deliveries in the tri-state area. When he’s not out on the road, he assists Dimitri in managing inventory and multiple cellar functions.
Bucket List Wine Destination: Alsace, France (before the possibility of changing rulers)
Favorite Food & Wine Pairing: Homemade lasagna and just about every wine!
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