Yashar is a really interesting dude. He currently runs his own online wine retail store called impulsewine.com where he finds unique wine gems and offers them to his customers via email.
Yashar was born in the city of Tehran in Iran, moved to Vancouver, Washington and then eventually settled in Seattle where he still resides today. There wasn't much wine in his life in his younger days but he did tell me a story about his parents making wine that involved pantyhose...so stay tuned for that. Throughout the episode we also cover some unique experiences Yashar has had in his extensive wine career. Within the past 12 years he's worked in wine tourism, wine retail, as an assistant winemaker as well as working in many well known restaurants in the Pacific Northwest. Yashar has a wealth of experience in the wine industry which made for a fun interview. He's also quick-witted with a sense of humor (which I can appreciate).
Thanks so much for listening and I hope you enjoy my conversation with Yashar Shayan!
Where to find Yashar online
Mentioned in this episode...
- Jancis Robinson - Vintner's Tales old school wine vidoes