Meet Gary Eaches. He’s our wine expert, having worked in the wine industry for several years, plus he’s a wine connoisseur in his own right! His appreciation for the complicated nuances found in the finest of wines from the world’s premier vineyards began when he was a young man exploring Europe, backpack at the ready and feet on the ground. By the time he returned to New York City, wine tasting had become up close and personal. It was only natural that he continued challenging his newly-educated sense of taste and smell with wines from US vineyards whose imprimatur now equals that of European vineyards. So whether it’s a rich and nutty Beaujolais Blanco from Napa valley or a fine and fruity Châteauneuf-du-Pape from the Rhone Wine Region of southeastern France, you can trust his suggestions. You can also trust his sophisticated appreciation for fine dining thanks to his late parents who graced the wait staffs of many renowned East Coast restaurants in New York and Miami. They were so well-known they were invited to serve the Kennedy family at a private dinner. And he’s quite familiar with Sarasota’s burgeoning variety of cuisines, having savored the fare at Sarasota’s best restaurants over the years. Bon appétit!