Ethan met Aleks in 2004 working at a small wine bar and they’ve worked together in various capacities ever since. He’s been with Domace Vino since the start of the company and is also wine buyer for Domacin Wine Bar in Stillwater, Minnesota.

Through his travels and with Domace Vino, Ethan has been to California wine country and to Oregon Pinot Camp. There are many wines from around the world Ethan appreciates but he really enjoys Spanish wines, particularly the wines of Ribera del Duero. One of the Domace Vino wines that has made the biggest impression on him is J. K. Carrieres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir; he had the wasp from their label tattooed on his forearm!

While entertaining friends, he’s been known to open up wines from his “secret stash” like 97 Fontodi Flaccianello or something from Alvaro Palacios to share.